Tag Archives: poetry

What is the point of poetry?

Congratulations to George Saunders on his recent Man Booker Prize win for┬áLincoln in the Bardo, a book that tells the story of Abraham Lincoln visiting the grave of his young son and encountering the voices of the many dead. I haven’t read the work myself, and given the size of my reading list I probably […]

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Who cares about your self-expression?

The Age of Poetry, such as it was, has long since passed us by. The epic poem is dead, mythologies are now related via cinematic retellings and anime-style mash-ups, stories are told in tweets and unfinished, unpunctuated, ungrammatical social media posts. The fan girls and boys have taken over. Relaying how the Death Star was […]

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A reminder: “Hollow” BPO

The fall tends to be a busy time but don’t forget about our upcoming By Prescription Only: Themed Writing showcase. This year we’re accepting poetry as well as the short stories and essays that we’ve focused on so far. The final deadline is the 14th of November but early submissions are very welcome. All of […]

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This year’s BPO

Welcome back after our summer break (winter break for our Southern Hemisphere friends, of course)! To get us started we want to begin by announcing our next BPO. Our By Prescription Only short story and essay showcase will run at the end of the year this time around and we’ve also decided to incorporate poetry […]

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