Two new poets have been added at our sister site Blue Fred's Kitchen (see link on right) in the last 24 hours. Steve DeFrance of Long Beach, California and Geoff William, who currently resides in the Czech Republic but is actually a native of the U.K. Both poets were previously unknown to me, but offer strong new poems. There are more to come from both.
William also wins the award for the beatest submission in Blue Fred history, with one powerful poem typed and tippexed on the back of a Royal Mail form letter about commemorative stamps with a cellotaped extra inch and a half of paper at the bottom (to make room for the last lines of the poem), that seems to have been some kind of Czech spread sheet in a previous life. I don't mention this to embarrass him; it's a really fantastic document for anybody weaned on the Beats, as perfect a symbol of the beat aesthetic as the Kerouac scroll, or Leroi Jones note to Ginsberg written on toilet paper.
Geoff, take a bow, sir. You are an artist as well as a poet.