4 mar. 2004

Book of the Day. SPACE. Clark Coolidge, 1970. Source: KU library.

Wow! What a hilariously funny book. To come up with this in 1970, before "language poetry" existed. You've got to read it aloud to get the humor, although the spacial disposition is also beautiful. I had some interesting dreams after reading this book last night. One in which David Hess was giving a poetry reading in Spanish while morphing from old to young man and back again. At one point he resembled KJ. I was supposed to read after him and told a woman in the audience (possibly Julianna Spahr or Susan Schultz?): "how can I compete with that?" She responded: "by speaking the truth of your self" or something of the sort. Something neither of them would actually say, of course.