GMail is refusing to add contacts with AOL addresses. This makes maintaining a mailing list highly problematic, to say the least.
We won’t be posting anything on American Thanksgiving, so we mark the holiday today with a heart-warming tale of a post-apocalyptic pilgrim feast: “The Last Man on Earth,” by qarrtsiluni newbie Karen Stromberg.
If you can rap like this, we’d like to hear from you. (We’d love to see more video submissions in general.)
Poet and translator Charles Bernstein discusses the dangers of apocalyptic thinking as exposed in Carlos Drummond de Andrade’s poem, “The Bomb,” in a podcast from the Poetry Foundation, “Poems for President Obama.”
We welcome Republican readers to our “Journaling the Apocalypse” issue, scheduled to continue through the end of the year. For the other 99 percent of the world’s population, we promise our next theme will be considerably more uplifting. Look for the call for submissions on December 1.
GMail has just introduced an experimental feature (Settings -> Labs) that seems tailor-made for over-worked magazine editors: Canned Responses. We’d almost always individualize each note to a contributor, of course, but it could really help to have a menu of commonly used responses to improvise upon, not least in avoiding some of those embarrassing typos!
The Women’s Poetry (WOMPO) listserv is sponsoring its first annual online Festival of Women’s Poetry this month.