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Old 04-16-2017, 09:41 PM   #176
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:56 PM   #177
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Still he canít help wondering if
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Chet Bakerís embouchure.
Nice to find another poet who loves Chet.

I think I finally convinced Angie that he's a great jazz musician, but she still seems to waver on that a bit.

Paid my respects in Amsterdam to where he fell out of a window and died.
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:38 PM   #178
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Nice to find another poet who loves Chet.

I think I finally convinced Angie that he's a great jazz musician, but she still seems to waver on that a bit.

Paid my respects in Amsterdam to where he fell out of a window and died.
I have spent a lot of time, of late, listening to Chet and Bill Evans. I am especially fond of Early Morning Mood, which sound good no matter the hour. I do think Chet is a great jazz musician, the type that Basie would call an original because you immediately know it's him (or her) from their sound.

But you know bottom line, I am a fool for that tenor saxophone sound. It's so sexy, so late night er I'll save it for a poem.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:56 PM   #179
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:42 AM   #180
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An excerpt from an interview with Tony Hoagland in Garrison Keillr's "Writer's Almanac" that resonates with me:

"Someone gave me a contemporary poetry anthology when I was 15, and reading it may have saved my life in high school. I felt like I was finally meeting the adults I needed, the ones who would tell me the real facts of life and human nature. But when I got to college I found myself surrounded by teachers and students and poets who were endlessly serious and dark and mysterious in their poetry. They wore black and looked perpetually unhappy. Depression was their dress code. This baffled me.

I think I decided then that if I was ever able to write real poems, they would be entertaining, and elastic, and full of a living, American conversational voice. I like the wild, mercurial quickness of a poetic speaker; I value the reckless directness of poetry. I also value clarity enormously ó I hate that ordinary citizen-readers have been made to feel intimidated by poetry, when in fact it can be so much fun, and so lucid, insightful, and contemporary....."
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:24 AM   #181
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An excerpt from an interview with Tony Hoagland in Garrison Keillr's "Writer's Almanac" that resonates with me:

"Someone gave me a contemporary poetry anthology when I was 15, and reading it may have saved my life in high school. I felt like I was finally meeting the adults I needed, the ones who would tell me the real facts of life and human nature. But when I got to college I found myself surrounded by teachers and students and poets who were endlessly serious and dark and mysterious in their poetry. They wore black and looked perpetually unhappy. Depression was their dress code. This baffled me.

I think I decided then that if I was ever able to write real poems, they would be entertaining, and elastic, and full of a living, American conversational voice. I like the wild, mercurial quickness of a poetic speaker; I value the reckless directness of poetry. I also value clarity enormously ó I hate that ordinary citizen-readers have been made to feel intimidated by poetry, when in fact it can be so much fun, and so lucid, insightful, and contemporary....."
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