Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The master

Rodney Jones, at Poetry Daily


shann said...

pooh! not to the poem, but because I can't get to your reading- it's dress rehearsal for the showcase at the Arts high school where my daughter is a senior and I'm the piano player!

Also just found out Bob Hicock will be in Richmond on April 20th and I can't go hear him either (it's Maundy Thursday and I'm an episcopal organist/choir director- damn these real world jobs that keep me from doing poetry all the time!)

shann said...

actually, i meant to add that Rodney jones will be here on the 29th and I WILL get to hear him-YEAH!!!

Paul said...

Awesome. If you speak to him, and you should, tell him I said hello.

You'll get a kick out of his reading. There's no one quite like Mr. Rodney Jones.

cK said...

Rodney once asked to read a story of mine, so I gave him one. A week later, he said he'd liked it. He added, "You use the word 'and' too much." (I do.) Then he made a circle with his thumb and forefinger. "But there needs to be some f-cking in it," he said. He proceeded to f-ck that hand with his other index finger. "I want to know the ins and outs of it all," he said, not blinking.

Around us swam bemused undergrads, for we were talking in the middle of a hallway and classes were about to begin.