Saturday, November 04, 2006

looking up thurston moore's poetry. he's also a publisher and collector of the mimeo-era poets, and has collaborated with alex gildzen. moore's poetry exhibits a wild, garage-rock ethos. better than one would expect, i think. and i do not mean that as a slight in the least. i just mean that most musicians-cum-poets, such as jewel, tend to suck. not moore. i like his type of garage-rock texts.

who would you think are also garage-rock poets.


At 4:28 PM, Blogger jesse said...

alabama wildman, right? i've read a couple of jim carroll poems...

At 3:53 AM, Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

I have read a few of Thurston's poems, and they do have a punk spirit that is refreshing .. I only got to see Sonic Youth once, with Redd Kross and the Holy Rollers in D.C. in 1991, and it was incredible

At 7:20 PM, Blogger derek said...

hi richard

we need more rock texts. i recently had a piece published in meanjin & it was a 'rock & roll theme', but one of the other contributors mentioned on his blog how the issue as a whole looked to the past. made me think. my poem did revolve around comparing a woman to a beatles song done by joe cocker, so it was kinda backwards-looking. i think michael farrell's piece that began with greenday singing space oddity was the most contemporary.

a long comment, but another aus poet just received funding to sleep in haunted houses & write poems. how about that. i must one day get funding to travel the country, see bands, & write poetry. because i too love to get a garage-band feel from a poem. & it should happen more.

gonna go & look at some of moore's poetry now.

At 10:46 PM, Blogger richard lopez said...

jesse: i was totally enamoured of carroll's poems in my late teens. his collection _living at the movies_ was one of the first poetry books i bought.

keith: i feel guilty because i missed the triumvirate of neil young/sonic youth/social distortion back in '91 when i was living in south florida. 2 of my favorite bands of all time, social d and sonic youth, sharing the same stage. fuck! i kick myself to this day.

derek: i'd do that for free! staying in haunted houses and writing poems about it. i'm crazy for paranormal shit, and if someone would give me a grant i promise i'd stay the whole night thru.


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