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Nov. 19th, 2006 @ 11:16 pm poetry reading by martha collins and david young, oberlin college crwr professors
Current Music: Superchick - Beauty From Pain
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Have you ever seen footage of a man being hit by a truck on a cold winter day? He could be anyone, your grandfather or uncle perhaps, and he's looking left and looking right and crossing the intersection. An everyday occurrence. You don't see them collide. One second he's crossing the street, a junk mail look on his face, a shopping list face, and the next he's a tumbling limb and a faint bloody trail. You rewind and try not to blink. You miss it again.

That's what David Young's poetry is like.

Now imagine that truck dragging his body five miles.

That's what Martha Collins's poetry is like.
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From:drabheathen
Date:November 20th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)
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Oddly enough, I don't know whether you like or don't like their poetry...
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From:erf_
Date:November 20th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
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I like it a lot. It just depresses me (even though David Young's poetry is anything but depressing).
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From:erf_
Date:November 20th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
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Also, the poem Martha read was about a lynching. It was extremely graphic.
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From:punk5ter
Date:November 20th, 2006 05:11 am (UTC)
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hmmm. now that is an interesting way to describe poetry.
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From:soullessthinker
Date:November 20th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
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If someone described my writing as such, i think I'd hold them and never let go.
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From:churchielafemme
Date:November 20th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
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:)

you're listening to superchic[k]!
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From:erf_
Date:November 20th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
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First heard it in the car on the way back from Fall Conf.