Friday, January 31, 2014

the fantastic jose kozer

i found the following video last night of poet jose kozer waxing on all kinds of shit.  i love this man.  he says, the true heroism of the 20th century is not its fucking wars.  true heroism of the 20th century is dealing with your wife or your friend in decent way.  he's talking about the 20th century specifically in a growing tolerance of civil rights, workers rights, and sexual rights.  that the true legacy of the 20th century is a growing tolerance -- that seems to be eroding in the 21st century -- of alternative lives.  poets like jose kozer are representatives -- to me at any rate -- of a paradigm shift in our perceptions of poetry and poets.  we do not need a bunch of little drunken rimbauds to be good poets.  we need to be good people to be good poets.  amen, hermano.


At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


[including bonus features and Q&A led by whitaker]

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the pith of yr posting


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

got ya.

have not scene that movie, yet. it is one of two that i want to see from last year. the other is GRAVITY.

peas out


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