Getting to Know Mr. Knott

Giorgio de Chirico

So I bought Nights of Naomi and found this poem:


Ten Tibetan lesbians join hands to form the beautiful skingraft called sleep
With bare hands of flood they caress the yellow machinery floating out of my ears
Because just as the holding hands is burned up in the embrace the
Meanwhile all the room’s corners are visible in one mirror
Held up by foam

–from Nights of Naomi by Bill Knott


Mr. Knott recently encouraged me to post a PayPal button, so I looked him up. Memorius 6. Read his poems here freely. I posted the PayPal button too as thought experiment.  I am listening to Sparklehorse today – RIP – & preparing for tomorrow’s installment in the book of interviews with Ron Padgett.  Carry on this-existence.


p.s.  Come to the Stain of Poetry  this Friday, March 19th @ 7 p.m. and buy me a drink.  Or I’ll buy you one.



AMY KING View All →

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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