Thursday, October 06, 2005

Oops. Jampo Audio, I mean.

A note from Norman--the link is only for audio. Sure they're handsome fellers, too! Ah, well.

Here's a two-part number from Shapiro's How Charlie Shavers Died and Other Poems. (I hear tell a Collected Poems is in the works from Wesleyan in January!) Gee, Mom, do you think these count as Jewish poems?
New York Notes

Caught on a side street
in heavy traffic, I said
to the cabbie, I should
have walked. He replied,
I should have been a doctor.

When can I get on the 11:33
I ask the guy in the information booth
at the Atlantic Avenue Station.
When they open the doors, he says.
I am home among my people.
("My people!" How often I use that phrase, and what a pleasure to meet it in a poem.)

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