January 7, 2015

Post #3899 – 20150107

I've always admired Johnathan Quicksilver's poetic style in the final Snarkout Boys book. It reminds me of spanish: it uses just as many letters as it needs to.

Do you have a favourite poet?

I wish obscure poets was offered as a course of study at my university, but I don't think it is.


Daniel replies:

Jonathan Quicksilver's style is like that of many beatnik poets I used to listen to on the lower east side of New York in the 1960s. There was a cozy place, a few steps down from the street, where you could get a mug of nice coffee, and guys with beards would get up and read stuff. I was happy there on many a winter night. My favorite poet is Calef Brown, and he can draw too.