Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Month of Sundays, Thursday April 26th

Quick, who's Poet Laureate of the U.S?  Ever heard of Philip Levine?  Yeah, I had no idea either until I happened to stumble over him on the Speakeasynyc channel on YouTube where he appeared as part of Taylor Mali's Page Meets Stage. 


  1. I knew it was Levine, but this is the kind of thing I tend to watch. I find the list incredibly arbitrary and I wonder how they make selections. Charles Simic, for example, is IMO an extroardinary poet, but Kay Ryan I had never heard of and wasn't excited by once i read her stuff...

    1. LOL, I'm always surprised to remember that we even have one. Maya Angelou, fine, love her. Robert Frost, fine, don't love him but fine. I don't even get the point of the position.


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