24 ago. 2005

PEOPLE AND THINGS I LIKE

I list lists, hats, fountain pens, proper names, Kung Fu movies. I like Bob Basil, Tony Robinson, Laurel Snyder, C. Dale Young, David Shapiro, Clark Coolidge, Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Jordan Davis, Gary Sullivan. All the other bloggers too numerous to list. Clark Coolidge, Joseph Ceravolo, Billy Higgins, Papa Jo Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Philly Joe Silliman, Jess Mynes. Barbara Guest, Laura Carter, and Frank O'Hara. Rothko. Joseph Cornell. Henry Gould. French poetry (except when I don't like it). Blanca Varela. Juarroz. Vallejo. Lorca. Roethke. Clark Coolidge! Lorine Niedecker. Creeley. Kenneth Koch. David Shapiro (you knew that). Joseph Ceravolo. The New Sincerity. The Old Sincerity. Lola Velasco. Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. T'ang dynasty poetry. Basho. Wittgenstein. Joseph Duemer's paintings. Harry Mathews. Keats. Shelley. Blake. Small literary magazines. Used bookstores. Sushi. Hot peppers. Zildjian cymabls. Clark Coolidge. Snowflakes the stick to your nose and eyelashes. Alice Notley's Mysteries. Anselm Berrigan. Jim Behrle. Maurice Blanchot. Georges Perec. Venezuelan poetry. Alan Davies. Creeley. Morton Feldman. Raphael Rubinstein. Kasey Mohammad. Johnny Mercer. Jim McCrary. Expresso. Tony Towle. Lewis Warsh. Girl singers. Clark Coolidge. Dinah Washington. Tito Puente. Billy Higgins.

PEOPLE AND THINGS I DON'T LIKE SO MUCH

Dalí. Microsoft. Alberti. Kenny G. Losing the previous, longer version of this post when I clicked on a link in someone's email. Students in literature class who "don't like literature." Translations of poetry that don't include the original text. Poetry Magazine. The New York Times Book Review. C.D. Williams. Robert Bly. Robert Pinsky. W.S. Merwin. Billy Collins. People who like Billy Collins. Robert Lowell. Wordsworth. CK Williams. Light operas. Luis García Montero. Bonnefoy. Panels in the MLA about William Carlos Williams and ______. Theodor Adorno comparing Louis Armstrong to a eunich. Words I can never spell right. Bad Freudian criticism. Chilled soups. Poetry influenced by Juan Ramón Jiménez. Oscar Peterson. Poetry influenced by Antonio Machado. People who ask me about the duende. Biographies of more than 300 pages. Rexroth (sorry!). Jim Brodey. Bad Bossa Nova. Girl singers. Aaron Copland. People who confuse Mingus with Monk. Protestantism. Religiosity. The Boston Pops. Walmart.

14 comentarios:

fairest dijo...

where is this armstrong comparsion? I don't like that so much.

Jonathan dijo...

He only wrote a few essays on jazz; it's in one of those.

TWest dijo...

I vote for Brodey, tho.

TWest dijo...

Trade Behrle for Brodey, 'k?

Tony dijo...

I like girl singers!

Laura Carter dijo...

Thank you for liking me (you should know, though, that I am a girl singer). Happy late birthday, too!

Joseph Duemer dijo...

Only my paintings? Not my poetry? I'm an amateur painter, after all. Seriously, thanks. And now that you're back home let's do that trade.

Jonathan dijo...

I do own a book of yours, but I don't know your poetry all that well. Send me your address and we'll make the swap.

Jonathan dijo...

Laura: I don't know how girl singers got on that list. It should have been on the list of things I do like.

Behrle, Prince of Trolls dijo...

I'd trade Behrle for Brodey, too. Good call.

Jess dijo...

Made my week.

thanks,

Laurel dijo...

I hereby swear I will change your mind about both gazpacho abd religiousity...

Honored...

Bryan Newbury dijo...

Okay, who in the hell confuses Mingus and Monk? I haven't run into this person.

Spaceeba dijo...

I know--Monk's the anal retentive detective guy.