Thursday, September 24, 2009

Daniel Nester Sets Out for the Poetry Wilderness



My thanks to C. Dale Young for posting this link to Daniel Nester's very funny article in The Morning News about his reasons for leaving the poetry megaplex of NYC. On his site, Nester says he took his title from an essay by Joan Didion which appears in her 1968 book, Slouching Towards Bethlehem. I suspect she was cribbing from the poet Robert Graves' memoir about his experiences in WWI.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Artful Lawyer said...

This was awesome. Though the "what the heck was I thinking and why are they shunning me?" feeling is shared by exiles from academia and law as well. What the heck WERE we thinking....

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