Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Joe Hutchison lays it out


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.