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poetree_admin ([personal profile] poetree_admin) wrote in [community profile] poetree2015-06-07 11:40 am
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Sunday Picnic By Rhododendrons Blooming

jjhunter

Sunday, every Sunday, let's have a community picnic. It's probably been a long week, and it's lovely to have a few minutes to sit back and relax and enjoy some good conversation in a less formal space. Feel free to bring something for the Picnic Basket - a poem you liked this week, a thought you had or something you experienced, or even something completely unrelated to poetry whatsoever that you just feel like sharing. Just take a moment to say hello, and maybe have a bite to eat; no one is going anywhere fast, and the shade promises some relief from the everyday heat. Let’s get to know each other a bit better, here under the branches of the poet’s tree.
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Podcasts

[personal profile] jjhunter 2015-06-07 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Speaking of poetry recordings, does anyone have any podcasts about poetry or word nerdery they'd recommend?

I've really been enjoying Helen Zaltzman's biweekly etymology podcast The Allusionist; if you're interested in checking it out, episode 7: Mountweazel is one of my favorites so far.
You'd think you could trust dictionaries, but it turns out, they are riddled with LIES.

Delivering this upsetting news is Eley Williams, who is just finishing up her PhD about mountweazels, esquivalience and other hoax words that lexicographers have snuck into dictionaries.