Last night was a double-header by Allan Gurganus (Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All) and by one of my favorite poets: Franz Wright. Here is Franz (left) (ha) at the after-party, with another of my favorite poets: Frank Bidart. If you don't know their work, treat yourself to the pleasure. Even people who aren't poetry fans are taken in by Bidart's "Old Man at the Wheel". (If you like it, you'll love the rest of the book.) Wright has garnished many distinctions, including the distinction of publishing the first dot com poem, at the turn of the century when most people thinking about dot coms weren't poets.
Address SearchAnd you will find meany nightnow, tryat the motherless sky.comHow dare youinterruptme.comI'm sorryI was ever born.comNo doubtyou can always findme anytime, anywherein the damned world--Franz WrightThe New Yorker, June 5, 2000