Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A phone call from long ago

Back in the 80's my ex was editor of the English Department's poetry quarterly. She brought in authors to give readings.

One day I answered the phone. It was for her.

"May I ask who's calling?"

"My name is W.D. Snodgrass."

And that was my conversation with him. I was not able to go to his luncheon or the reading because I had to work at the liquor store. He gave a good reading from what I understand.

W.D Snodgrass died of cancer at the age of 83. Check out the video of his last reading in October. A great poem. Look at his eyes and see how full of life they were!

I'm a reporter of celebrity death. You'll see that here.

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