I’d love to read a book at a bar but every time I see someone doing that I’m like FUCK YOU NERD
Everybody knows the images of war in Saigon only from the newspaper. Nobody knows the atrocity. But everybody says: ‘Oh my God, how terrible!’ And this ‘Oh my God, how terrible!’ is just as real as the atrocity that happens there. It’s a different kind of atrocity.
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My Theme Song
I wrote a theme song for myself, for use in any typical theme song situation: when I’m walking on stage, or if I’m on a podcast, or if I’m hiding in my car from my family. Etc.
Hope you enjoy it!
Salt Lake City Bar Conversation
|Him:||I hate it here.|
|Me:||why don't you leave?|
|Him:||Because I love it here.|
Now that we’ve established that poetry is work, let’s move on to questions of productivity. How much should a poet produce, ideally? As much as one half-assed garden, planted by a person with a drinking problem, who did not read the directions on the seed-packets very closely. Elizabeth Bishop only ever wrote one poem, a villanelle about an elk breaking up with her (“The Elk Breaks Up with Me”), and if I may say so she did very well with it. Wallace Stevens only wrote five poems, and every one of them was insured for one million dollars, like a famous pair of legs. The greatest living poet, Nicolas Cage, continues to amaze us by never having written a poem at all.