March 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Posted in writing | 20 Comments

I went to one poetry reading and one performance poetry event. I got outrageously drunk before both because the thought of it was terrifying. They were both interesting expeditions into the world of corporeality which greatly deepened my respect for J. D. Salinger. “A Perfect Day For Bananafish” is a short story that captivated me and has stayed with me ever since I read it. More to the point though, he wrote one great book, “Catcher In The Rye” and then became a complete recluse. I wish I was capable of that. I guess we often respect most in others that which we feel we lack in ourselves.

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