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March 14th, 2008
01:20 pm

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poetry moment
Following a path from a discussion on scalzi's Whatever through the biography of writer/DJ Steve Boyett, I find myself composing a wikipedia page for poet Carrie Etter, of whose work Boyett published a chapbook in 1992. I dare say her writing has gotten much better since then, and I would bring your attention to her two prose poems in Shearsman magazine.

I also like this one from Shadowtrain:

Accounts

Under the till lies a receipt long missed. It is hard keeping track of expenses. There was the wine and there were the words. There was pain in your grimace. One day soon I will go to the pawnshop, turn all my trinkets into spare change.


I shall have to remember to share these with novapsyche when she gets back...

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From:madkingludwig
Date:March 14th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Boyett wrote one of my top-ten favorite short stories ever, "Emerald City Blues".
KILLER story.
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From:netmouse
Date:March 14th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
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Do you have a copy?
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From:netmouse
Date:March 14th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
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oh look -- there's an audio version of that online at http://www.steveboy.com/audio.html
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From:supergee
Date:March 14th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
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I kinda liked Treks not Taken. Ineluctable modality of the engine room.
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