Capturing the Word — W. D. Snodgrass   1 comment

One of the early “Writers in Performance” series featured W. D. Snodgrass. It was a real joy listen to him read his poems and later share a few beers.

Becoming is Superior to Being

Dave Parsons, W. D. Snodgrass, Kenne Turner, 1999

One of my favorite Writers in Performance (WIP) appearances was that of the 1999 W. D. Snodgrass, Pulitzer Prize winner and a major influence on American poetry in the 20th century. In February of last year, after Snodgrass’s death, I wrote on the Writers in Performance blog:

Conversations
from the past
lost

in the images
of memories
amassed
only to return
on the backs
of death

resurrected
by poets
serving only
to introduce
images
of what was
like water
returning
from a fountain’s
reservoir
only
to be reborn
again
and again
and again

This blog series, “Capturing the Word” is like the fountain’s reservoir, providing an opportunity to revisit again the WIP presenters.

Today being the 1st of September, nearing the autumn of the year, I share the following from the poem “Autumn Variation,” in Each In His Season.

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Posted September 22, 2014 by kenneturner in Information

One response to “Capturing the Word — W. D. Snodgrass

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  1. Lovely remembrance, thanks for sharing

    Jc

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