One of the most interesting features of Bill Knott’s blog is that Knott is using it to make all of his poetry available for free download. In a way this strikes at the heart of Po-Biz, and it’s something we might all consider — especially those of us whose reputations are past saving or just don’t care about “advancement” in the capitalist sense when it comes to our poetry.
That said, there’s an approach to publishing poetry that leverages the new technologies in combination with a capitalist model, and it’s something worth taking a look at. It’s called CD Chapbooks, and they’ve just issued a strong collection of poems by George Moore called Tree in the Wall. The CD includes not only a PDF of Moore’s poems, but several sound recordings of Moore reading a selection of them. Check it out!