Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added)
is the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers.
--John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture

Saturday, July 30, 2011

More "The Book of the Red King" poems



Two tales of the Fool, "The Yellow Day" and "The Silver Cord," are up at Lucid Rhythms, edited by poet and  fiction writer David Landrum.

15 comments:

  1. I was in Kroger yesterday looking at books thinking how wonderful it would be if yours was there.

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  2. Susanna, I would faint with astonishment were I to appear in grocery chains! No doubt a good many customers would be bemused as well.

    (I can just hear their thoughts: Where's my bodice-ripper? Where's my alien saucer? Where's my sexy detective? Just add a bit of swearing, and it wouild probably be right.)

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  3. What! I think I have something there. Think how vulnerable people are in supermarkets trying to fight off the urge to buy pleasure foods, especially the the grocery store book buyer who wanders over to peruse.

    I think that type of person could be reawakened to how much they used to love poetry before life beat it out of them.

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  4. Susanna, you are stalwart! You tell 'em! I bet you could charm them into it...

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  5. I somehow don't think this is going to happen, but perhaps Costco? I have found books of poems in unaccountable places.

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  6. Maybe I will! I am all into letter writing these days.

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  7. Another lovely journal! I love these poems also. The first especially is so evocative of Moby Dick, "Spring and Fall," and who knows what else. Lovely, as all the poems in this series are.

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  8. Susanna,

    Eep, I didn't mean to encourage you! On the other hand, you seem to have magic powers of persuasion... And I certainly could use some of that magic.

    Robbi,

    Costco? Probably remaindered! Not that I know--we don't have things like that in the wilds. XD

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  9. Actually, it was just anthologies. I never saw individual books of poems in such places. Saw them in Wanamakers dept. store, many years ago in Philadelphia though.

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  10. And once at a discount store I got a Walcott book.

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  11. Robbi,

    Can you imagine seeing them in a department store now, I wonder?

    I think Mr. Walcott would not be pleased. The very idea! But I'm sure you were...

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  12. Marly, you know you are always welcome to tap into my powers. I give my magic to you freely.

    Pop over and visit me tonight, this entry is a scream.
    http://susangalique.livejournal.com/806299.html

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  13. What I really crave is your HATS! XD

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  14. Susanna,

    Tried to post and a yellow-eyed goat popped up and said you were temporarily disabled!

    Shall come back later... Still doing the dratted Borgesian Infinite Laundry.

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  15. LJ must still be under attack! the hackers really hate all of emo kids. In April the it was the Russians trying to shut down a particular blog apposing an oil pipeline. good luck on that laundry situation. I just pick up anything off the floor sometimes. My boss sprayed me with freebreeze this week hahaaaaaaaaaa

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.