Monday, January 4, 2010

Readings/Performing Poetry

I never thought I'd want to revisit Vachel Lindsay, but a recent Poem Talk on the Kelly Writer's House/Penn Sound fizzes the mind!

It helped that my damaged hearing couldn't make out the words on Lindey's recitation of The Congo... (what an example of good intentions gone terribly wrong!) ..
.. but the rhythmic presentation, his reading of the poem and the recitation notes were yet one more revelation of stuff establishment gatekeepers marginalized to keep poetry 'safe' ... the Mysterious Cat poem was fucking fantastic!

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