I'm wondering if Michael DeAloia knows who Bill Knott is?

Submitted by marccanter on Sun, 04/12/2009 - 12:19.

Truth be told - I lived with a household of poets at Oberlin.

I'd get home at the end of along day in the electronic music studio and practicing to be "Papageno" to:


- hold on, hold on, listen to this: "Graph to me the breast you cut off to fire better with........"




- "inside the valley that lies between a shrug"



"I wrote under a pen name
One day I shook the pen trying to make the name come out
But no it's
Like me prefers clinging to the inner calypso

So I tossed the pen to my pet the
Wastebasket to eat
It'll vomit back the name
Names aren't fit
For unhuman consumption

But no again

It stayed down

I don't use a pen-name anymore
I don't use a pen anymore
I don't write anymore
I just sit looking at the wastebasket
With this alert intelligent look on my face"


I then asked these dudes "who wrote that?"

And they said "Bill Knott"

So I created an electronic music piece using a recording of one of his poetry readings.  I also did a piece (twice) based upon sections from "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man".

And when I was commutting to Trieste, Italy - I got into being a serious James Joyce fanatic.

Anyway - it seems that my entire life has had 'poets' in it.

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You will enjoy our poets of the day... including Michael

Sorry Michael, but my favorite poet is Dylan Thomas, who I featured here with Michael and another of my favorites, Levy... check out the Poets of the Day I've posted on realneo and feel free to add more (this is a Book, so you would "add chiuld page"... which raises a good subject of how we should use books on REALNEO, and how to add content to books... of another day...

My son Claes' favorite page on REALNEO (and 5300+ people have visited with him) is the Poet of the Day: Dylan Thomas page, as it has links to Thomas reading two of his haunting works... what is more amazing than that... "Do not go gently into that good night" and "And Death Shall Have No Dominion"

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