In the middle of the night when he thinks
I’m asleep, Bill will weep without sound
shaking the bed like a curse at God
Through song and story, Patti Smith gives us new insight into the transcendent genius of William Blake.
Sometimes it’s painful to watch a group of poets trying to work a room as if they were politicians. The AWP conference, as the wag put it, is comprised of 15,000 introverts pretending to be extroverts.