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June 1, 2011 - by Mr. Shay Tasaday, Editor in Chief

Cheers to an Asinine summer!

APPY, APPY FEW: This spring, we launched the FREE Asinine Poetry app for the iPhone, and more than 7 billion poetry lovers have chosen to completely ignore it. An amazing number! Did you know that with our app, you can:
• Read each new monthly issue?
• Listen to every episode of the popular Asinine Poetry podcast?
• Record poems and submit them to be included in a future podcast
• Submit asinine poems and stories you’ve written for consideration in the journal?
• Use Asinine Poetry’s distinctive Like/Dislike (Wine/Cheese) feature?
• Enjoy the easy access you’ve always wanted to the Asinine Poetry store?

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THIS MONTH’S VERSE: To wit, Mr. William Trowbridge‘s poem is a progressive work that more than Foolishly affirms, as one might expect, the juvenility and maturation of this extraordinary journal’s canon. Mr. Marc Carver’s poem allows one to view the world of herbaceous perennials in context of a post-racial, socially mediated age and its arrival as one of the multitude of outlets exemplifying Eliot’s “phallic symposia.” For his part, Mr. Michael Frissore comfortably apposes a sense of exultation with a sense of theater re: admirers of Soviet homoerotica. Similarly, Mr. G. Nash‘s work illustrates a historic breakthrough technically and compositionally, as well as being loaded, like Rothko’s work, with tragic and metaphysical portent. In other matters lyrical, Ms. Natalie M. Dorfeld, PhD, sheds light on a post-suburban landscape that resists the technocratic discipline of, say, Plath or Jason Vorhees. In our flashback poem, Mr. Roger Unrequited writes with admirable clarity and concision on a subject of extreme complexity.

IN PROSE: Cleverly apropos of the currently cultural memetics, Ms. Judy Maitland sharply defines a stunning moment in history based strictly on her own point of view. Apropos of nothing, Mr. Richard Cairo journeys back from the future to demonstrate a teachable moment involving illusory superiority and grammar. Selflessly adrift in the world of religiosity, Ms. Marybeth Niederkorn, Poet Extraordinaire, stretches to encompass the destruction of nuptial-based society amid the quakes of global and virtual precepts.

IN CLASSICS: Mr. John G. Saxe debuts here, with a loverly, rhymerly bauble.

PS: We hope you’ve been perusing the new poetry website reviews featured here in the News blog, being written by our new intern, Mr. Adam Vatterott.


  1. Adam V — June 6, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    I got a strange sense of deja vu as I was reading this . . .

  2. Catty Marlboro — June 16, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    Wait till next month!

  3. Charles Jablome — June 16, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

    Deleuze at least wrote some worthwhile stuff about Kafka. People like Derrida and Foucault and Lacan were trying so hard to build their own monuments that they ignored lots of the greatest work in the world. In the words of Harold Bloom, if you fail to confront greatness you risk irrelevance. I’d say it’s starker than that; you guarantee your own irrelevance.

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