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Didn't Get No Pussy Neither....

abstract:It's Poetry Month, the time of year when literary types as well as those fearing Alzheimer's vow to memorize and publicly recite more poetry. Actually, poetry has probably never been more of a pop phenomenon if you include the modern versions: Rap and Poetry Slams. Compare those two presentations to the content and cadence of the poetry you read in high school and university by luminaries such as Edna St. Vincent Millay or A.E.Housman, these were pieces read in quiet contemplation for personal enjoyment, sans blare of amplified speakers or requisite attendance at a public crush. The New York Public Transit Authority selects a few pieces of poetry for public display on its transit surfaces each April. Thom Gunn's work was selected and he tells a humorous anecdote in this video followed by a reading from his poems:Jamesian and The Home. The first line begins, "Their relationship consisted in discussing if it exhisted..." to which a graffiti artist adroitly annotates below, "...and I didn't get no pussy neither."

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April 10, 2012

 

 

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