20 may. 2003

I've been invited to give a talk at the Círculo de Bellas Artes when I'm in Madrid in June. I'm going to talk about "Lo cotidiano en la poesía," contrasting the banalization of poetry (one form of quotidienne poetry) to the aesthetics of ordinary life in Frank O'Hara, Bernadette Mayer, and Concha García. I hope they understand what I am talking about! I mapped out the essay a few days ago on a single sheet of paper. Luckily I have enough of my fundamental books in St. Louis to finish the talk.