Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Morning Reading: "Don't worry spiders"

At the AWP, I heard Robert Hass read from his new book, The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems. He read a couple from his last collection - notably, "Ezra Pound's Proposition" - and then a series of new ones about the death of his brother.

On the television in my hotel room, the series Poetry Everywhere ran endlessly, around the clock, and I caught him there as well, several times, reading his translations of Kobayashi Issa's haiku, making me and the the crowd at the Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival laugh and laugh.

Don't worry spiders
I keep house


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