The new Poets off Poetry is up now featuring an essay by Mark Bibbins. Thanks to Mark for putting together a stellar Best of ’08 list. Definitely a huge overhaul. Be patient with the page; all those videos take a while to load.
And to use the word “best” as a segue, I cannot stop listening to The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling. It’s on right now. It’s like that Bill Hicks joke about him not being able to stop watching the show Cops even though he doesn’t want to. Like him not being able to quit tonguing the sore tooth in his mouth. Once I turn on this show, I can’t not listen to it in its entirety.
You can listen too. It’s on every Tuesday. But I warn you, you will gain nothing by doing so except for the smug satisfaction that Tom isn’t heave ho’ing you off the line because you aren’t stupid enough to try to call with something for the topic. Sometimes that smugness is good enough for me.
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