IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND WHAT IS SET FORTH THEREIN

Monday, October 19, 2009

with TOM RAWORTH


Poet Tom Raworth recently made one of his periodic swings through southern California and we spent an afternoon with him and other friends at the home of Marjorie and Joe Perloff. I hadn't seen Tom since the last American Poetry conference at the University of Maine in Orono, where the two of us had taken turns photographing Fred Wah as he posed in the clutch of the stuffed bear that stalked the lobby of the motel where we were staying. Just two weeks later I was in Ghana, sitting by the ocean and reading Tom's collected poems.

I had to book it back to Penn State before I could go to any of Tom's stateside readings, but I'm sure they were as quick and well-aimed as ever.






















4 comments:

Tom Raworth said...

Thanks for that photo with Joe. Good to see you both. I'm about to leave NYC for home, but yesterday I had some time with Ted Greenwald and we figured you might be the person who'd know where Lorenzo is buried.

regards, Tom

Aldon Lynn Nielsen said...

That would be Houston -- If Ted would like to know more exactly where, have him email me at aln10@psu.edu and I'll find out from Karen.

Tom Raworth said...

Thanks, Aldon: I'll pass that on to Ted......

Good evening from JFK

T

Tom Raworth said...

Thanks, Aldon... I'll pass that on to Ted.

Good evening from JFK

regards, Tom