Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Deepa Krishnan, a friend from India, has a wonderful blog called Mumbai Magic.

Kirby Olson, who posts comments here and loves to argue, has a blog called Lutheran Surrealism.

The best blog is Ron Silliman’s. His article on encyclopedias, including my own Poets’ Encyclopedia, was quite brilliant. He did miss the fact that despite much homosexual eroticism, the book is a testament to Dorothy Day’s Catholic Worker--consider Daniel Berrigan and the late Eugene McCarthy. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox who treadeth out the corn.

Note that all these blogs are on blogspot. That has become the standard, perhaps because of Ron’s influence. Poets who have blogs have them on blogspot.


Blogger Ottayan said...

Thanks for pointing me to some great blogs.


10:08 PM  
Blogger Kirby Olson said...

I agree that Silliman's blog is tremendous. I liked seeing the Indian blog, too.

Good luck in your reading and with your opera.

I have been reading a fine book called Auden & Christianity, by a retired prof from the U. of Virginia.

I think it's terrific. Oddly, the prof says at the end of his life Auden said that he had never been able to have communion with another person through sex.

Maybe he could through opera just the same!

Did you happen to see the play called The Goat by Edward Albee?

I would like to see that as an opera, but I do think the goat should get a singing part.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Michael Andre said...

Auden's sex life has been, as it were, documented. From 4:00 to 5:00pm he'd give a call boy a blow job unless he had something else planned. I interviewed him at that hour so I guess that day I was something else.

One Christmas Eve during my Catholic phase I was at a party with Gregory Corso. I had somehow convinced my Jewish wife to attend Midnight Mass with me. When we told Gregory we had to go, he said he'd come with us. But when I then told him where we were going, horror crossed his face. "Maybe I'll stay here," he said.

12:31 AM  
Blogger Michael Andre said...

Maverick, I wanted to post a comment on your blog, but somehow re-criss-crossing the oceans an intercept about copyright always pops up and prevents me. The line you're looking for is from Tennyson's In Memoriam: It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

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