Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Road Trip, Day 5: Norman, 1st Reading

Spent the day in Norman, OK, mostly with Jonathan Stalling. In the afternoon we ate some scorching but delicious Thai food. In the evening I read with Charles Alexander at the Jacobson House, a Native American Arts Center. Jonathan introduced me, while our other former Buffalo co-hort, Linda Russo, introduced Charles. It was a very pleasant space to read, and all the seats were filled with students from OU, a few faculty, as well as some professors and writers from Tulsa and Oklahoma City. I really enjoyed listening to Charles' work, which is quite dense, and which works with complex rhythmic patterns reminiscent of Creeley and Duncan.

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