Tuesday, August 21, 2012

JOE'S ~





































Joe Hutchison lays it out

here:

I wasn't sure how to go about it — shyness I guess — just how to show Joe Hutchison's review of my two new books Yokel and I'm In Love With You Who Is In Love With Me. Of course I love my two books or else I wouldn't have lived the life that made the poems that made the books, but I also love the words and care of a sincere reader. I've been reading Joe's reviews for a long long time now, and his own poems, and I like the muscle and webbing of his thinking. The books are done and the life is going along whether anyone likes anything about it or not. I'm not worried. But I do worry about the loss of fair thinkers, and wise and gifting teachers, and I'm happy to say Joe is one.





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4 comments:

Luster said...

Glad to see this. Lovely when a review opens your eyes to new aspects of something you already love.

stay close,
mike

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Thanks, Mike, and I'm sure Joe will appreciate your generous words.

You're nearly neighbors, you know, the way the raven flies.

Everyone arrive home okay from the northeast?

all's well, Bob

Luster said...

Mama Beloved made it back to the Little Rock airport and we were all mighty glad to see her. She's out of the arm sling now but still can't lift her arm much above her waist. Hard times for a fiddlin' gal. We'll get her restored.

Two ewes and a donkey on their way to join the crew here.

stay close,
mike

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

The best fiddlers always have a good reason to be fiddling!

I trust you folks know the New England fiddler pair Jacqueline & Dudley Laufman? Dudley is also a poet, storyteller, and Jacqueline an artist, both hidden away in the New Hampshire hills.

Keep that happy family thriving
all's well, Bob