Monday, July 06, 2009

And then, some other days

4 comments:

Craig Sorensen said...

Love it!

Nikki Magennis said...

It's a lovely poem, isn't it?

So, this Billy Collins - is he a superstar poet in America?

Craig Sorensen said...

In a manner of speaking, he is. He's been US Poet Laureate, he's done some very important readings, like in remembrance of 9/11.

But that's a relative thing; with rare exception, poets don't get a lot of recognition here in the states, unless they are stars in another vocation (actor, musicians, etc.) Sad, because most "stars" aren't very compelling poets.

Nikki Magennis said...

Hm, but I wonder if it would be good for a poet to get too much status? It might hinder their work ... I'm half joking - I love that most poets do it for its own sake.