Excerpts from Popular Art and The Primal Shout – The Basement Poems 1986-2006

Fun at 2 a.m. yesterday morning while taking a break from editing video.

2 a.m. Facebook Live poetry reading

I mentioned Rodney Jones. I attended creative writing workshops with him and others with Philip St. Clair, who wrote an incredible epic poem Vicksburg. I remember vaguely that one or both of them advised me to let poetry speak for itself and that vast backstory should be unnecessary for a good poem. The same is usually true for good songs, but Facebook is an informal, maybe less than informal, social medium. Also, I do love when Patterson Hood adds narrative to his songs. I hope, at least, my backstory is tolerable. Thanks again to those wonderful oddballs, Facebook friends, and misc. vampires that joined me unscheduled and unpromoted in the early morning hours.

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Citizen Dad, Lisa's guy. Public Servant. Community organizer. Planning to leave humanity a vast collection of unfinished essays and poems. View all posts by A.Broad

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