31 ago. 2007

Lorca Trivia

Roy Campbell once punched Stephen Spender at a poetry reading. Both were translators of Lorca.

2 comentarios:

Emily Lloyd dijo...

Did you see the recent LA Times article about Charles Simic? Quote: "[Simic] does, however, claim to know the secret to getting 15-year-olds from New York to Arizona to appreciate poetry: erotic love poems. 'I'd read them Lorca in the badlands,' he says proudly, 'and they'd sidle up to me after class to ask where I got that stuff and could they get some.'"

Jonathan dijo...

Isn't that against the law--transporting minors across state lines for erotic poetry? I'm not sure why he has to take them from New York to Arizona in order to do this. Very puzzling.