Speaking of dem memes, hometown bloggers Coudal Partners, who always have something cool up their sleeves, have kind of outdone themselves now. They have audio recordings of people reading their favorite short poems as left on an answering service. You can call in too, operators are waiting, but have your poem ready. I’ve done it and anxiously wait to see whether GMH and I will make the cut…if we do, you’ll be the first to know.
LATER: I should add that the current poem, Thomas Hardy’s “Neutral Tones,” happens to be Maud Newton’s favorite. Perhaps Maud will contribute to the project–I think it would be fascinating to hear multiple readings of the same poem by different readers, especially given that all of the readers involved in Poetry After The Beep can be assumed to have a strong attachment to their poems.