Thursday, November 04, 2004

"She opened up a book of poems / and handed it to me..."

I haven't written poetry for just about 10 years. In talking about it, Companion X and I recently reached the conclusion that we know bad poetry when we read it, but we're confused by the poetry that smart people insist is good.

That said, I had the privilege of hearing Robert Crawford read some of his stuff during a recent visit to the University of Wyoming. Hearing him read inspired me to write poetry the same way Willie Nelson inspires me to play guitar, and, I noticed, led to the same vague feeling of inadequacy.

So I wrote a poem about it.

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