Bonus Track: Wallace Stevens, “Gray Room”

I’m way late getting out of the house today! I have a huge list of things on my to-do list today, not the least of which is purchasing a new external mouse for this ancient laptop so as to prevent the kind of technological nightmare I had last night while recording segments from “The Man…

Technical Difficulties!

Two things are happening right now. 1. My laptop’s mouse pad seems to be dying. It is 3 years old now and it has taken a lot of pounding, so tomorrow I will get an external mouse.   2. Windows Movie Maker does not like what  I am doing with this video for tonight. I keep…

Bonus Track: I Read Mark Strand’s “Keeping Things Whole”

Just two more poets to go, one tonight and one tomorrow, to conclude National Poetry Month. But in a little while I am going to go visit with the boys and their mother at a huge local flea market. They sell the most exotic fleas! There’s a poem idea for you. Anyway, since I don’t…

Day 28 – 30 Days, 30 Readings: Mark Strand, “The Tunnel”

For today, another modern American poet. Some think he’s rather dark. He prefers to say “evenly lit.” I agree with him. He’s a master of surrealism and has a measured sense of phrasing that I like very much. Mark Strand is one of those poets who reads his work the way I hear it in…