i took a nap today. havent taken a nap since the clinton administration. i need more naps in my life.
check out oscar’s great poem here.
in case you havent heard, ron silliman chose aram saroyan’s ‘complete minimal poem’ (ugly duckling presse) as the winner of the william carlos williams prize.
the craziest thing to me is that a writer whose work hardly gets talked about in terms of ‘ethnic’ poetry gets chosen for an award named after a writer whose work hardly gets talked about in terms of ‘ethnic’ poetry. i have an older essay (that needs revision) thinking about these two writers in just those terms and what they might mean for the current ‘ethnic-avant’–maybe the summer (my new mantra).
you can of course buy saroyan’s book from the UDP website, or you can read his works online at UBU
also, a nice pice by curtis faville here