Monday, September 17, 2007

last night i am now irreversibly in the middle of toward morning of, Anselm (jesus but he's a cute one) read/said (to effect of)
"I was distant because I distrust my face"

& Craig Goodman's video of Cliff Hengst's fantastic performance "This is a song about you". [title?] Did anyone else catch Anselm's midstream lift from? Does it come from elsewhere? I feel certain he said, as Cliff did on video 15 minutes prior, "You were eighteen when you found out it was true."

5 comments:

Michael said...

He added the line to the poem after he heard it in the video. "Poetry can happen very quickly."

suzanne said...

was i happening too very slowly?

Michael said...

He explained this at the other end of the table post-reading. We were all wondering what the deal was. Bill said it was like he had an acid flashback at when that line repeated. Anselm to Craig Goodman: "Poetry can happen very quickly."

suzanne said...

this gives me/gave real happiness.

Michael said...

Me too.

Then there was also that line about someone being "George Washington's pony." That gives me a different kind of real happiness.