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Monday, June 16, 2003

Just returned from a reading at Wordsworth in Cambridge featuring Wystan Curnow and our own Jim Behrle. Jim was Jim, intelligent poetry which he tries to deflate with his self-effacing personality. He can't, however, hide the fact that his poetry is just damn fine.

Wystan, a New Zealander, read some interesting work. At times he veered into almost a L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E mode (whatever that means these days?), but he also read work that spoke directly to his heritage. I've heard it only once, read it never, but my interest is piqued.

Best part of the evening for me was finally hanging out for a few pints and some conversation after the reading. It's been too long.

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