Here is a special National Poetry Month edition of EATS and READS. It's pretty heavy on the poetry-related reads, including a bunch of links to poems I like.
And, because I feel these EATS and READS posts need some kind of visual accompaniment, here's a picture from when I attempted to make candied violets and they didn't turn out that well so I didn't blog them.
Foodieism as Youth Culture via NY Magazine
A unicorn cookbook was found at the British Library. A UNICORN cookbook!
What does tension mean, in poetry?
Yucca Mountain by Aubrie Martin in Sink Review
Say When by Sophie Klahr in PANK
Every Cupcake is an Act of Violence by Matt L. Rohrer in GlitterPony
I Don't Burn by Kevin Young in A Public Space
I have done a very half-assed NaPoWriMo this year (I've written maybe 12 poems so far for the month), but go check out Maureen Thorson's thoughful prompts if you want to write a poem but are feeling stuck.
I went on a very mini reading tour last week and read in NYC with lovely Birds of Lace authors Rohin Guha, Niina Pollari, Jason Helm, and with Birds of Lace editor, poet, and my friend, Gina Abelkop. Gina, who you might remember from her Writers Eat post, just had a book of poems, DARLING BEASTLETTES, come out with Apostrophe Books. Gina and I also read in DC with Joe Hall and Eugene Cross. Then we hopped a plane and read in Durham, NC with Kate Zambreno (who put us up in her airy, gorgeous house, fed us a delicious vegan breakfast and has the cutest puppy ever).