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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bill Knot is Funny and Nuts and Wonderful and Sad

...I guess you have to give him credit for picking a Rich White Male from a wealthy background. One who like Russel Edson never had to work for a living and coasted through the world on his trustfund inheritance.

After all, the Rich deserve to be honored too, don't they. Just ask Louise Glick. Or Richard Howerd. Or Frederick Siedel.

(I try to misspell rich poets' names on principle.)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

your misspelling of my name is droll and witty in its implication that I'm another one of those rich poets. . .
I'm retired and living on SS, and that does make me richer than most people on the planet . . .
but the ones I mentioned are wealthy-rich, trustfund-rich, Nieman-Marcus rich (if I'm not mistaken, Nieman-Marcus is where the current William Carlos Williams Award winner derived much of his inheritance from on his mom's side, and then more from his moviestar stepfather of course, and the money from his famous bestseller father: it all adds up) . . .
Can't you by the way think of some poets' books from 2007 that deserved this prize more than Silliman's choice?

regards from Bill Knott

Matthew Thorburn said...

Thanks for pointing this out, Eduardo.

Bill Knott said...

you're making more at colgate than i am on SS,

so i'm gonna spell you Coral

——says knott with two t's