Saturday, February 4, 2017
February 3, 2017
Congress rolls back citizen protection in the environment and finance. They’re like a gang of bad children left suddenly without adult supervision. Better poems today. They actually listened to me. Young poets are afraid of actually telling the story of the poem. They’ll present a mist of uncertain generalities and someone will ask, “What does this mean?” and the poet will say, “Well, this is about the time I lost my buddy in Iraq,” and you’ll fountain forth Why the hell didn’t you say so? Someone introduced the concept of universality without telling them how it is to be achieved.