Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mark Doty reading "The House of Beauty"

Today I went to the Tattered cover and despite a limited income and perpetual under-employment I purchased Mark Doty's Fire to Fire and Kevin Young's Jelly Roll. I wanted to purchase Keith Waldrop's Transcendental Studies which I thought looked interesting but it was twenty dollars. I like the bargain books at Tattered Cover because they are affordable and they have a great section of poetry.

I think it is easy to over-think poetry and forget what it once meant to me. I will try I suppose but mostly I think about it in abstract and distant terms, a thing so very far away that I listen to videos about a house of beauty burning and I know what it had meant can come back since it is after all a living thing?

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