Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Great Regulars: Pat Savage, a regular at the hoot,

 got a great reaction with a personal manifesto poem, "Why I Don't Cut My Wild Gray Hair." Poetry has a strong tradition of making statements from Whitman's "I am large, I contain multitudes" to Sharon Olds's "Do what you are going to do and I will tell about it." Savage takes one aspect of the physical self she presents to the world (her hair), and uses it as a flag to profess her take on the world and her place in it.

from Portsmouth Herald News: Poems from the Hoot


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