Monday, January 13, 2003

Poetry Reading Comments

Rating: 2.8
poetry readings have to be some of the saddest
damned things ever,
the gathering of the clansmen and clanladies,


Charles Bukowski
Michael Walker 28 October 2019
Very few poets make it and get published and popular. The great majority try their best at giving poetry readings, 'the saddest things ever'. They read on and on, hoping to be discovered and published, but they won't be. So he prefers to be with a drunken plumber or a waitress. He makes a true comment about human nature, I think.
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Dr Antony Theodore 19 May 2019
I am ashamed for them, I am ashamed that they have to bolster each other, I am ashamed for their lisping egos, their lack of guts. Egos.. a very fine poem. tony
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Mizzy ........ 10 September 2016
He never minced his words.......
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Nick King-briggs 14 October 2012
at high noon at a small college near the beach sober the sweat running down my arms a spot of sweat on the table I flatten it with my finger blood money blood money my god they must think I love this like the others but it's for bread and beer and rent blood money I'm tense lousy feel bad poor people I'm failing I'm failing a woman gets up walks out slams the door a dirty poem somebody told me not to read dirty poems here it's too late. my eyes can't see some lines I read it out- desperate trembling lousy they can't hear my voice and I say, I quit, that's it, I'm finished. and later in my room there's scotch and beer: the blood of a coward. this then will be my destiny: scrabbling for pennies in tiny dark halls reading poems I have long since beome tired of. and I used to think that men who drove buses or cleaned out latrines or murdered men in alleys were fools.
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Richard A. Davis SR. 19 August 2007
I love it- the new show down at the OK corral in a poetic universe.
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