Monday, 19 June 2006

Welcome to Bolts of Silk!

The title, Bolts of Silk comes from Dark Matter, a vivid poem by the wonderfully talented Rebecca Elson, who died tragically young. Unfortunately copyright permission is beyond the budget I have for this project, but I would definitely recommend looking out for A Responsibility to Awe, the collection that contains this poem.

Another inspiration for the title is the fact that bolts of silk were traditionally given as prizes in Japanese poetry competitions.

I hope this blog will feature poetry from across the world, poetry that has something to say and says it beautifully. Beyond that it is of course, down to my personal taste!

Biographical details where available will be included in the comments section underneath each poem. Aditionally, contributors will have one link to a blog or website (if they have one) in the side panel as well as in the post that contains their poem. If you like what you see of their work here, please visit their online homes to read more!

3 comments:

Nia said...

Good idea, I'll take note of this. I'm too hectic at the moment to look for a contribution, but give me a day or two :)

Annie said...

I've so enjoyed reading Bolts of silk that I have given you a blog award- details are on my blog. Thanks for featuring a great range of poets.

Tammie Lee said...

I love the idea of a bolt of silk being the award for a chosen poem, that is simply grand!