Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Damn Young Poets

The problem with young poets and poetry today is that folks aren't writing to get laid anymore. When I was a kid, there weren't any teaching positions or awards or publications -- it was all an attempt to convince someone to sleep with us. Those were the days. Those were poems you could get naked and crawl into bed with.

6 Comments:

At 12:39 AM, Blogger Michael said...

Um . . .hi! My name's Michael Schiavo and I'm writing to get laid. Any women who are interested, please shoot me an e-mail. I'll be happy to ply you with my poetry, which will undoubtedly entice the lesser angels of your nature.

 
At 2:37 AM, Blogger Emily Lloyd said...

Ha! When I was in school (1996-7), Sue Landers of Pom2--I don't think she'd mind me saying--asked the first day, "So, did you come here to write better poetry or to get laid?" Most everyone answered both.

em

 
At 2:39 AM, Blogger Emily Lloyd said...

Btw, Reb--I grew up in Fairfax Co., worked in the public libraries there 7 yrs, did half an MFA at Mason. What brought you to Reston?

 
At 8:59 AM, Blogger BionicScribe said...

"Poems that get u laid", now that's an interesting concept. And I would definitely like to explore it further. Could you put up a few examples of poems that help get laid? And also if you explain what are the elements that go into such poetry, which create that impact?

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger Reb said...

Emily, I came to Northern VA in '94 for the job opportunities and a boyfriend (now husband). I never managed to escape

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger Reb said...

Bionic, hmm, maybe I will expound if Chicken Tyrant allows me the time. I'm doing laundry now. This morning he thought it would be hysterical to both barf and crap on me.

 

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