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...so much of the best poetry in this country exists on a self-help basis, I think it's important that participants in such a process do their bit - join in the table-laying and washing up around the meal. I'm generally impatient of people who sit back and wait for it all to happen to them. - Ric Caddel
I understand the question
we are both very mixed
the correct version
again and again
i feel dodging
word by word
we're on our own
lovely day on
the hills i'm
glad we were
Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of the death of the British poet Richard Caddel. I've written a little bit about him here and a little bit more in the introduction to Uncertain Time, the first US edition of one of his books, which Pressed Wafer will be bringing out later this year. So for now all I'll say is that Ric had a very big influence on me as a writer, reader, and maker of poems, and even though I never knew him I miss him.
Just got home from the Pogues show. Amazed that Shane still has it. Or has it again. Any of it. Whatever. It was pretty amazing. I meant to write down the setlist, but forgot. Suffice to say that if you wanted to hear it, they probably played it. My Top 5 Pogues songs, kind of:
And speaking of Shane & The Pogues - who are coming to town in March, and who I am going to be seeing when they do - my two favorite songs in one badly-recored video: