Friday, April 04, 2008

Mostly But Not Always Flowers

Speaking of the book conference, I just returned from an electrifying reading by the poet A. Van Jordan. You will realize that he hit the "blog's" soft spot when I tell you that he read one poem in the voice of the DC Comics superhero the Atom and one in the voice of Richard Pryor, featuring cameo appearances by Dean Martin and Don Rickles. See, kids? Poetry doesn't always have to be about flowers! Most of the time it does, but not always.