Saturday, April 28, 2007

Check Out This Website

Logalalia/Ars Poetica

Dan Waber has initiated a wonderful project and website. By the time many of you read this blog posting, 5 of my (Ed Coletti) poems will have been added to the site. Please take a look at

This is a themed blog (poems about poetry) that will lead to a print anthology. Dan Waber invited five of his favorite poets to send him an ars poetica they'd written along with the names and email addresses of five other poets. He then invited those twenty-five poets to do the same. He then invited those hundred and twenty-five poets to do the same. He then get the picture.

Every poem submitted will appear on this blog, one per day. The print anthology will be published by Paper Kite Press when the editors (Jennifer Hill-Kaucher and Dan Waber) determine that a book length collection of the very best of these poems exists, which, at a poem a day, is likely to take a year or more.

This is not an open call for submissions. The only way to submit is to be invited as a result of a previous submission.

Questions? Send an email to your favorite word, whatever that may be, at logolalia dot com.

Ed Coletti is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Creative Writing Masters Program at San Francisco State University (under Robert Creeley). He is also a Vietnam veteran, fiction writer, vocational rehab counselor and business consultant.

Publication credits include two separate editions of Light Year (Bits Press Anthology), Tucumcari Literary Review, Blueline, Lilliput Review, The New Verse News, Orphic Lute, Kickass Review, InterGalactic Poetry Messenger, Riverrun, Blueline, Parting Gifts, Green's Magazine, Mediphors, Gryphon, The Pedestal, etc. Mr. Coletti is also indexed in Granger's American Poets (Columbia Univ.) and was Sonoma County, California’s Featured Writer.

Information about his book, thawts: selected poems of Edward Coletti, is contained at Between Trellis & Glass was published by dPress April 2006. Bringing Home the Bones, an epic exploration of war, death, remains, superstition, belief, and closure will be published by dPress in June of 2006.

Ed, who also runs his own Round Barn Press, lives with his wife Joyce in Santa Rosa, California and can be reached by email at
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Friday, April 13, 2007

SoCoCo Poetry Readings

Come To Poetry Reading Thursday May 3rd 7:30-9PM in Santa Rosa

Ed Coletti will be hosting a Poetry Reading at

Sonoma Coffee Company
521  4 St
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6323

Ed hopes to turn this into a regular reading series if the venue proves to be a good one. Please come on Thursday May 3d to enjoy the poets and register your vote regarding the future of the series.

Among the readers will be my son, John Coletti who is well-known in New York's Poetry Project at St. Mark's in Greenwich Village. The impressive array of other poets includes Richard Denner, Kathleen Winter, David Beckman, Jodi Hottel, and Ed Coletti, among expected others.

Additionally, should you like to read at future readings, please email

Poetry Reading At the County Dump

Studying English on his break Salvador reads
my poems filled with typos tossed to recycle.

Lying On a Swing in August transports Sal
to the sky and partial respite.

Bologna Station Caffe reminds him
of the Zocolo in Oaxaca Centro.

Quantum Leap confuses him
with its weeping shape.

He can smell the familiar carcasses rotting
Much More Than Roadkill.

"What" easily translates to "Que," but
"Como se dice 'Treatise' en Espanol?

A Treatise On What...
what does it matter why
the pigeon disturbs Coletti?

"Why does this Edward worry
no one will read him?
There is an address,

phone number, email...
should I dare contact him?
Would he become angry?"

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