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Proudly Presenting the 3rd Annual Blurby Awards!

Proudly Presenting the 3rd Annual Blurby Awards!

Before Long: Pieces of a Poetry Comic by Bianca Stone

Before Long by Bianca Stone

Pieces of a poetry comic.

Here Come the Blurbies!

Here Come the Blurbies!

And now we honor the poetry books of 2012 and the blurbs that adorn them. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the Blurby Awards!   BLURB OF THE YEAR   “When I look out the window of my Winnebago I want to see a Sandra Simonds’ poem on the billboard before I crash. Bless her cranky pornboots.” — Cathy Wagner […]

Comic: The Nudist of Bath

Comic: The Nudist of Bath

Poets with Animals on Them for No Reason: Lord Alfred Tennyson

Poets with Animals on Them for No Reason: Lord Alfred Tennyson

More German Idioms

More German Idioms

We Germans are selfish at times and always desire to have the last word. In fact, adding our mustard to everything—not only to a delicious pork chop—is a typical trait.   This is a follow-up to our previous post on German idioms. everything is in butter Don’t think twice about your figure if asked by a German person whether everything […]

Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Porno

Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Porno

Throughout our first year of publishing, we’ve noticed a few folks have stumbled upon our journal Googling the oddest of phrases. We’d like to commemorate these Internet searchers with a poem, composed entirely and verbatim from their queries. Perhaps in CalJoPo, they found what they didn’t even know they were looking for.     Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Porno […]

Poets with Animals on Them for No Reason: Walt Whitman

Poets with Animals on Them for No Reason: Walt Whitman

Tea Party Leader Betrius Lamp Slams Obama for Supporting Poet Marriage

Tea Party Leader Betrius Lamp Slams Obama for Supporting Poet Marriage

Poets would like to get married in order to suffer enough to write Pulitzer Prize-winning books, but parachute out after their partners have burned them with cigarettes only five or six times. They do not understand that marriage is not about being happy or safe. It is about having children.   We are proud to bring you, exclusively, neo-conservative and […]

Karolyn Forché’s “The Kernel”

Karolyn Forché’s “The Kernel”

It’s the Blurby Awards!

It’s the Blurby Awards!

It’s that time of year when we as a society look back at the previous year’s excellence and accomplishments in film, television, and music. However, one cultural field is often overlooked by critics—blurbs! That’s right, it’s time for the Blurby Awards, honoring excellence in blurb writing for poetry books. So without further ado, we at CalJoPo give you 2011’s best […]

German Idioms

German Idioms

Be aware of the following idiom! If a German person ever calls you a bottle, don’t think you have a long neck or a nice figure. Being a bottle simply means that you’re a loser; perhaps we’re speaking of an empty bottle here.   I recently moved to Austria to translate poetry on a Fulbright Fellowship. Being immersed in a […]