15 sept. 2003

Round 7

Yusef: "Art Tatum" by Bruce Bond
Bob: "The Body" by Jenny Boully

I was going to quit for the day but this one seemed so easy. A maudlin treatment of Tatum (unforgivable, the fingertips in the eyes, as Jordan as pointed out), in academic verse, vs. a compelling set of false footnotes: "a good poem writes itself as if it doesn't care." Tell that to Bruce Bond. And someone should tell poets never to explain their poems (that goes for both Yusef's and Bob's selections).

Score after 7:


I had actually expected it to be a little closer at this point.

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