16 mar. 2006

My students know a poet named "Saul Williams" who came here and impressed them with his performance. Yet I, who know the names of maybe 500 contemporary poets, have never heard of Saul Williams.

5 comentarios:

Jordan dijo...

Dead Emcee Scrolls. Let me know what you think of it!

Jonathan dijo...

I'm gonna check it out.

John dijo...

He came out of the Slam movement. I heard him read. Liked him OK. During the question and answer session, I asked him who some of his favorite poets were. He hemmed and hawed, finally answered "Common," and said he hadn't ever read much poetry in his life, that rap was his big influence.

I'm not surprised you haven't heard of him, but please be assured he hasn't heard of you either.

Jonathan dijo...

Very few people have heard of me. Maybe 125 other poetry bloggers.

John dijo...

My comment sounded snarky; sorry.

When I heard him (a few years ago), he probably hadn't heard of Wallace Stevens either.