Well that's great for them, but what about us
poets? Al Gore had promised not only to regularly attend poetry
readings in Washington DC, but to sit near the front and nod his head
and occasionally close his eyes as if really concentrating on particular
passages. That's great because it's exactly what we all do when we
go to see each other read.
Just before the inauguration Laura Bush hosted something called Laura Bush celebrates America's Authors. The guestlist of 20 writers included:
" cheeseball thriller writer Mary Higgins Clark and her equally gifted daughter, Carol; our leading chronicler of what white male imperialists have actually done right, Stephen Ambrose; our foremost critic of what black activists get wrong, essayist-novelist Stanley Crouch; Texas writer Stephen Harrigan, whose novel "The Gates of the Alamo" our critic Michael Lind actually liked; and 13 -- 13! -- writers of children's books. "
--according to sfgate.com
...that's their vision for America's literary presence and future?
I'm roiling with the punches, my inarguable pome takes a few cue(ball)s from the good Doctor Seuss and adds an unhealthy dose (a table spoonerism full) of Norm Crosby, to pay tributarily to the caracature assignation of the son, the oily, W Bush.