Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

From The Contemporary Poetry Review:
The Lighter Side: Five Lessons from AWP (Or, Why We Hate Poetry Readings)

  1. There is so much truth here.
  2. It’s funny because it’s true.
  3. You know you’ve been to this poetry reading.
  4. Remember, it’s the lighter side.
  5. Don’t agree? Don’t argue with me, argue with Statler and Waldorf. Go ‘head. I dare ya.


Thank You and You’re Welcome: The Party Game

The rules are simple: Gather a group of friends, if some just happen to be award winning poets, oh so much the better; engage in discussion regarding all things literature and pop culture, a stretch but a good game should have some element of difficulty; and (here’s where the fun kicks in) have them open up to a random page in Kanye West Presents Thank You and You’re Welcome. While you never know what exact crossroad we are at in life, we can be sure Kanye can help us locate the profundity of our distress (last four words stolen from the Millennium episode, “Jose Chung’s Doomsday Defense“).  Finally, be sure to have camera in hand cuz after reading some of Mr West’s deeper prose–I can’t read all of the “Missing Bannister Theory” without a deep eye twitch overtaking me–your  friends may not come by your home again.  Good times!

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