Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dodge Poetry Festival

I had not heard of the Dodge Poetry Festival before today, but it's worth a look. This year features poet Gary Snyder, who readers of The Daily Beat know as Japhy Ryder in The Dharma Bums. There are a lot of other heavy hitter poets there as well.

Click here for details.

What does this have to do with Jack Kerouac other than Gary Snyder being there? Jack was a poet, perhaps first and foremost. You could cut up his prose into poetry and not know the difference. He even called prose "an endless one line poem."

By the way, Gary's times: 23rd @ 11:15 AM, 2:15 PM; 7:00 PM; 24th @ 10:50 AM; 25th @ 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM; 26th @ 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM.

In other words, you should be able to catch him any day.

So, if you're not doing anything October 23-26 . . . .

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