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By Melissa Friedling

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  • On November 12, 2009 at 12:00 am Terreson wrote:

    Yes again, Melissa Friedling. I can go with this vendor’s definition. Poetry is an elegant way of expressing deep thoughts. It works for me.


  • On November 12, 2009 at 11:18 am albertine wrote:

    This question, what is poetry, is so difficult to answer. You can see people struggle with it in front of the camera. It makes me uncomfortable sometimes to witness it. But in my opinion, people wind up making up a kind of live poetry as they struggle to answer.

  • On November 12, 2009 at 12:28 pm Glen wrote:

    It is a difficult question, but the answers so far are all pretty easy. I would love to see someone really rise to the challenge of the question. Or, honestly, I would love to see someone just say, “What is poetry? It’s bullshit.”

  • On November 12, 2009 at 1:17 pm Gary B. Fitzgerald wrote:


    I never read poetry; can’t stand the stuff
    and who could blame me?
    The bad ones make me gnash my teeth
    and the good ones only shame me.

    Copyright 2008 – HARDWOOD-77 Poems, Gary B. Fitzgerald

  • On November 12, 2009 at 2:45 pm Incognito wrote:

    I didn’t see this gentleman struggle at all. He seemed very clear, and eloquent.

  • On November 12, 2009 at 4:38 pm John Oliver Simon wrote:

    Un paisaje… un puesto de sol… and all the time, Tomas’s elotes (ears of corn) are gently toasting (perhaps by Central Park, not far from the Zoo)… ¡Que vivan las canciones románticas!

  • On November 12, 2009 at 5:01 pm albertine wrote:

    I guess Incognito is right. Tomas seems pretty clear compared to some of the others. Heck, I don’t know what I’d say in response to the question, and I guess I was just projecting my own anxiety onto him.

  • On November 13, 2009 at 8:46 pm Melissa wrote:

    special thanks to Juan David Gonzalez Monroy for the translation. He is also the awesome sound recordist for all these interviews.

Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 by Melissa Friedling.