Free Reading and Reception?!


I will be here tomorrow night. So will Ron Padgett, Charles North, Paul Violi, Mark Halliday, David Shapiro, Jordan Davis, Karen Koch, Katherine Koch, Philip Lopate, Tony Towle, Anne Waldman and Mark Statman. They’ll be reading. I won’t. I’ll be enjoying.

For now, you might get lost in this poem. I love it. See you there?

To High Spirits

You have taken the vodka
That I was probably
Saving for tomorrow.
Go on and take it
For there’s more enterprise
In waking naked.

Kenneth Koch

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One Response to “Free Reading and Reception?!”

  1. Rob Says:
    December 12th, 2005 at 8:18 pm eThanks for posting that Koch poem. Not many poems make me laugh, but this one did. Koch seems to be cropping up a lot. I have also been talking about him in a different context, in response to someone else who was talking about him.

    By the way, I’ve just found your blog for the first time, but I’ll certainly try to visit again.

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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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