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CollectionsYour library (1,267)

Reviews3 reviews

Tagspoetry (424), small press (239), music (119), esoterica (98), Bob Dylan (72), Biography (63), signed (62), prose-poetry (57), science (51), Rimbaud (50) — see all tags

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About me"The door has closed forever more / If indeed there ever was a door."

About my libraryEclectic.

GroupsAustralian LibraryThingers, Bob Dylan, Booksellers, Bookshelf of the Damned, Existentialism, I Didn't Know Michael Madsen Wrote Poetry, Poetry Fool, Small Press, William Burroughs, Working Classshow all groups

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Member sinceDec 8, 2007

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Your poem s brilliant:


Ithaca, New York, 1958 –
short pants, long socks, beret,
carrying in his hand
an oversized fishing net.
There is a shallow creek
in front of the photographer
and in it is the reflection
of the old man, slighty
stooped, fragile, yet somehow
menacing, looking almost like
latter-day William S. Burroughs.
But what strikes me most is
the way the net seems too large
for the creek, like whatever
he’s fishing for is more likely
to be found further downstream,
away from the camera, where
the waters are deeper,
where he can bend his back,
push that net way down in
the current, drag whatever’s
to be found there, to the surface.
Thanks, although seeing them listed did make me think I might appear a bit obsessive.

I just need to find some time now to expore LT and catalogue the rest of my collections. It almost makes me look forward to those long dark winter nights.

Thanks also for the link on Expecting Rain!

Thanks Glenn, I have just listed some as I was unpacking a random carton...
I need more shelving...
I spotted -- Sideways: Travels With Kafka, Hunter S. and Kerouac by Patrick O'Neil-- in your library, and purchased a copy myself. Now, we have one more book in common.
Yea, I saw you have quite a bit of William S. Burroughs. One of my favorites, too.
I apologize for the delayed reply, as I rarely check my profile page. Yes, I have the Ruffian book by Lyn Lifshin. Very unique. Thanks for the heads up. Sometimes I forget to add a book and appreciate anything that might trigger the addition of something that has been overlooked.
Well Glenn, you can't really imagine living in Ethiopia because nothing can prepare you for the experience. Sometimes I feel as if I'm an only slightly detached observer in an absurdist play or story. But if you like Rimbaud, you should most definitely visit Harar, the third-holiest city in the Muslim world, and its famous "Rimbaud House," which was just fully restored a few months ago.
Seriously, the next person who asks me for a book by a description of its cover, with no clue what the book's about is going to get a smack.
The poem in the Hemingway was the poem about the Hemingway. About the cat in the rain. It must have been in there for three or four years now.
Sorry to be so late in replying. Isn't this fun? Now we have ten books in common and when I get through entering my poetry, it should be even more. I am also a poet, and would have liked to work in a bookstore, but worked in a library instead. Send me a poem?
Hey, your bookses turned up! Very excited. They're pretty, I'm looking forward to reading though them some time soon with a scotch and some good records playing.
I was sorting through my bookshelf recently, to make more room, and I found a poem of yours that I'd printed out, tucked in my copy of the old man & the sea.
sorry wrong #

Yeah librarything is deluxe. And meeting other readers--esp readers who read the same things as you--can only be good.

and rimbaud too. i love rimbaud. i read a little bit at least once every few days.
you're right Glenn. i remember buying the birthday book! i found it at a ratty little underground bookstore in dallas. i think they're still there. i'd never heard of it. i heard that david ohle wrote a little burroughs thing called MUTATE OR DIE. i need to get it. and, EVERYTHING LOST: the burroughs latin american notebook comes out soon. this month or next if i'm not mistaken. i need to catch up. glad you came around.
Hello Glenn & thanks for your comment. Yes,indeed, I did find it a very interesting book. I don't know if you've been to Allen Botkin's website, but it's worth checking out. I got in touch with him through the website to discuss a specific incident, and found him to be both very interesting and interested in what I had to say.
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