Literarisches Events (in and around Lawrence KS)

  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., Spooner Hall, KU Campus.
  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. Lawrence Public Library. Sponsored by Raven Bookstore.
  • DENNIS ETZEL, JR. & RACHEL CROSS. Lawrence. Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • TONY TRIGILIO. Lawrence. Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union, KU Campus. FREE.
  • CALEB PUCKETT & JUSTIN RUNGE. Lawrence. Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • BEN LERNER. Kansas City, MO. Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m., Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd.
  • KRISTIN LOCKRIDGE & ROBERT DAY. Lawrence. Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.

Friday, February 5, 2010

When I become a famous writer, anytime I write a blog post, no matter the content, other writers will comment on how smart and perceptive it is. They may even post their own poems as comments, like a kid showing the adults his crayon scrawlings, to get their attention. If I write one of my curmudgeonly, self-righteous posts, they'll write to tell me I have every reason to be indignant and disgusted. If I write that I think poets should love everybody, they'll tell me how much they love me. If I condemn all poems that begin with the letter "K," they'll confide (publicly) that they've always been a little ambivalent about K-Po ("One doesn't want to agree outright . . . I know I've read a poem by Ron Silliman that begins with 'K.'").