How does one become one? And at what cost to one's poetics?
(What Ive often noticed, in visits to high schools, etc, is that, at least while theyre listening, the students can often 'get' just about anything....).
On 2011-07-14, at 6:54 PM, Max Richards wrote:
> 'gateway drug’ below is the phrase that intrigues me.
> Who wants to be one?
> July 14, 2011
> Announcing the Printers’ Ball: IT’S ALIVE!
> Seventh annual celebration of print and literary culture takes place July
> 29 CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine are pleased to
> announce the Printers’ Ball: IT’S ALIVE!, presented with the Center for Book
> & Paper Arts, the Chicago Underground Library, Columbia College Chicago, and
> MAKE magazine. The seventh annual event, one of the largest free
> celebrations of literary culture in the country, will take place Friday,
> July 29, in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. This year’s Printers’ Ball
> will include a reading by poet, cartoonist, and former Silver Jews frontman
> David Berman, scheduled for 8:00 PM. Berman’s first book of poems is Actual
> Air (Open City, 1999). As Poetry contributor Cathy Park Hong has said,
> Berman is “a good gateway drug for that stubborn student who hates poetry.”
> Berman’s reading will be one of many live performances featured at this
> year’s Printers’ Ball, which welcomes more than 200 organizations and 2,000
> fans of the literary arts.
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Continuations (with Sheila E Murphy)
It is natural to speak of your own weaknesses so winsomely they will seem strengths, as if everyone else is inadequate if they do not have your inadequacies.
William H. Gass