Sunday, March 29, 2020

Rattle and Numb Live #2: "John Cage Engaged and Uncaged"

While quarantined at home, I started a new video series, "Rattle & Numb Live." Here's episode #2, featuring the 2nd poem in my latest book. It's my most known poem, from 2008, but still fits me like a pair of chaps.

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  1. I'm so glad I somehow tumbled through here. This post is a rich, multi-layered offering of sound, word, and meaning. It was good to learn about your journey as a poet and poetic citizen. Peace, love, and poetry, back atcha John. Xo, Maura