Thursday, January 22, 2009

Elizabeth Alexander's inaugural poem

It's quite beautiful on the page. Her reading was less than stellar, but I'd be nervous, too, with an audience of millions.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think her hat threw her off. Yes, I think it was her hat.
j.

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett said...

Sometimes poets get a bit too much into poetspeak, too, doncha think?

Anonymous said...

I don't know what they're talking about half the time.
j.

Anonymous said...

Well, apparently everybody else agreed with our comments concerning the quality of her poem and hat. Ithought, fersure, we would be censored by the more literate and fashionable of your readers. But, no, silence is what we got which I take for agreement. Don't you?
j.

Anonymous said...

On the other hand, perhaps most of your readers are decent and wiser types. You think?
j.

Anonymous said...

Or perhaps they've just taken the vow of silence.
j.

Anonymous said...

Do you have the feeling that we may just be the last two people in the whole world including France?
j.

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett said...

No....I don't feel that.... I do think most people lurk and don't comment, though I wish they did...

Anonymous said...

Yes - that must be it. It's the lurkers you must start appealing to. Perhaps you could offer them an incentive - like an award or something like "The Lurker of the Month" with their picture and a short bio and the opportunity for them to explain why they just lurk through life rather than participate.
j.

GutsyWriter said...

Yes, it is more moving on the page.
I signed up for the Gotham Workshop.