|Kenny G. reading at President|
Obama’s”A Celebration of
American Poetry” at the White
House on May 11, 2011.
“Do not attempt to adjust
the picture. We are controlling
My favorite part of all this, though, has been assembling my own mini-anthology of poems and prose pieces selected and structured to parallel Bachelard’s content and structure in The Poetics of Space. Just for grins, here’s a list of poets and prose writers I’ve included, in order of appearance (like actors in my own little movie): Poe, Merwin, Larkin, Neruda, Ruth Stone, Mirabai, Virginia Woolf, Ritsos, Bly, Stevens, Yvan Goll, Cavafy, Edward Thomas, Yeats, Frost, Isabella Gardner, Francis Ponge, Guillevic, Ted Kooser, Kay Ryan, Richard Grossman, Roethke, Issa, Baudelaire, Roberto Bolaño, Annie Dillard, William Stafford, Yehuda Amichai, Wallace Stevens, David Woo, Joseph Heller, Barry Spacks, Tranströmer, Nabokov, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Margaret Atwood, and William Carlos Williams.