Tuesday, November 18, 2008

In case you missed it, Kathleen Flenniken was reading on NPR KUOW yesterday: three of her Hanford poems, from her manuscript-in-progress Atomic City.



Saw this on Emily's blog:
No Gays for a Day planned. Patterned after the 2006 Great American Boycott organized by Latino immigrants, on that Friday, gays should stay home from work, school and do no shopping, to prove how crucial they are to American society.

It's an interesting idea for a protest. It might be very hard to get a perm or health care or high school PE class that day, if we all called in sick.


Got this from Christopher's blog. A great essay by Jeanette Winterson about TS Eliot:

When Eliot says, in Four Quartets,"We had the experience but missed the meaning", he is closing in on the problem of modern life - too fast, too surface, void of the emotional understanding that balances our dependence on practical reality and rational thought. We need our emotions as a navigation towards meaning, and that is what poetry allows.


Collin Kelley said...

Yeah, I just can't behind that No Gays for a Day bit. Not in this economy and not with my job.

Montgomery Maxton said...

Kathleen Flenniken's IF WE COULD LIVE HERE is one of my favorite poems. i read it about once a month. if that poem is based on a real event i'd love to have been in her seat to feel that love.