Being Someone Else


  1. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker July 18, 2012 at 11:43 am .

    Oh, those Muses… they (used to) just come<br />&amp; go<br />my last one<br /><br />when I told her &quot;You&#39;re my Onr True Muse&quot;<br />she re:plied:<br /><br />&quot;so i AMUSE YOU ? Don&#39;t send me anymore of your<br />stupid &amp;^%$ing poems ! Call up me sometime.&quot;<br /><br />now?<br /><br />I take off from writing to work… it&#39;s a full-time job:<br /><br />

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison July 18, 2012 at 5:44 am .

    Thanks for the kind words, amigos. I suppose &quot;routine&quot; is the wrong word, though every poem is a journey; I meant the practice, the daily act, that I admire but can&#39;t sustain. The most horrendous summer of my life was the one I took off of work to write! It&#39;s my Muse&#39;s nature to flip me off and run away with the milkman if she hears the faintest crackle of an unfolding map.

  3. vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras)
    vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) July 18, 2012 at 4:34 am .

    Thanks, Joe, for your kind words but tell me: How is it possible for someone with no “routine” to write so many books which have been so highly praised by so many people? I think all of us most of the time feel as if we could improve our approach to our craft but yours still sounds like a winning recipe to me.

  4. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker July 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm .

    a lot of &quot;poetry&quot; in that last paragraph, Joe…<br /><br />just the &#39;tip of the….. plume?<br /><br />grace finds me<br />now and then<br />deeper than I <br />remember<br /><br /><br />this <br />cadence<br />that<br /><br />survive<br /><br />(etc ?)<br /><br />your words I &quot;play&quot; with….<br /><br />pardon me !

  5. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato July 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm .

    Ah, Joseph<br /><br />be no one but the delightfully personable,respectfully instructive and unflinchingly articulte &quot;you&quot;. They always give the right touches to the few pieces you post.<br /> <br /><br />May we always be worthy of the &#39;grace&#39; of poetry, indeed

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