Poetry Pop Quiz: Have You Read These Cybils Award-Nominated Books?

The 2012 Cybils judging committees were announced earlier this week. I am thrilled to join the second (final) round committee entrusted with selecting the award-winning book for the Poetry category. Both the first and second round committees are littered with Poetry Friday veterans, and I can’t wait to work more closely with everyone during the

Announcement: My Poetry Debut at The Hardball Times

Today I made my debut writing baseball-related poetry for a popular sabermetric website, The Hardball Times. My poems will appear on their THT Live section as I write them. Poems are cross-posted to Fangraphs and, if they involve specific players, linked to Fangraphs’ player cards as well. As many of you know, I am a

Poemetrics, Part 2

As discussed in Poemetrics, Part 1, we may be able to gain a lot of insight into what readers like about poetry by analyzing it statistically.

The 128 poems written during MMPoetry gave us a small sample of data with which to play. Without further delay, I’d like to present my quick-and-dirty results.

Under each

Poemetrics, Part 1

Poetry and other works of art are famously open to opinion and interpretation. What I describe as poignant, you may declare repugnant. What I feel is hackneyed, you may find hilarious. What I cast off as atrocious, you may consider genius.

We can continue that dance all day and night, but neither of us will