“The secret courtesy that courses like ichor
Through the old form of the rude, full-scale joke,
Impossible to tell in writing.” – Robert Pinsky, Impossible to Tell
Reading: Herons by Robert Bly
Robert Bly (b. 1926) was the child of Norwegian immigrants to the US. He is considered a nonacademic and very American poet (the plains of Minnesota...) He is also an important translator of Norwegian and Spanish poetry. One of his projects was writing a poem every morning and these Morning poems are considered to be among the best ...
Reading: The Shirt by Robert Pinsky
Robert Pinsky (b. 1940) is one of America's greatest poetry critics. He was elected Poet Laurate of the US in 1997. Today I read a social poem about sweatshops, written long before the incident in Bangladesh on 24 April 2013. The Shirt The back, the yoke, the yardage. Lapped seams, The nearly invisible stitches along ...
May 31. The Voice.
I go to the malls again and bring my computer to write. That's all for today. I feel like a San Salvadorian day, driving to his temporal workplace in the morning and back in the afternoon. It feels good and it's amazing how quick I get used to a new environment. The 101D bus line ...