http://static.poetryfoundation.org/o/harriet/2010/01/Sotere3.mp3

Originally Published: January 8th, 2010

Sotère Torregian is an American poet, born in Newark, New Jersey on June 25, 1941. He attended Rutgers University, and taught briefly at the Free University of New York and Stanford University, where he helped establish the Afro-American studies program in 1969. In the mid-1960s he was associated with the...

  1. January 8, 2010
     david joel shapiro

    Hello Blogger and American Surrealist,\r

    Your talks are so beautifully handwritten.\r

    I have had yr letter on my desk for months.\r

    My family and school woes had/ have worn me down.\r

    Forgive me. Imagine how proud Joe would be that you are a grandfather! It would have met a poem in Weequahic Park.\r

    You sound like a democratic Pound.\r

    You and I both haunted as in l962.Premature anti-fascists we still are and will be.My hand hurts as if I were still playing the violin. which I do ad lib when I want and need to. Here's a tip: Beethoven number l09 by Pollini or Gould--and Gould has it on videotape with another genius Menuhimn\r

    Perhaps soon we will have a volume of Joe to throw at the world's head.\r

    Accept this as a micro-molecular tribute. You seem grown-up and filled with the density of history which is\r
    poetry in a dream., yr old friend David (Shapiro)