What I Read About When I'm Not Feeling Good, Shore Review 14, 1975 (1 Viewer)





Usually wrong.
I don't recall having ever seen a poem by Buk that's entirely quotes from found texts, as this seems to be. It works, although the references are so old a lot of it may be lost on younger readers.
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. He played around alot with "found poems"--also with letters from fans which are sometimes difficult to determine if they are actual letters or partially fabricated....
Hey, we know who Eddie Albert, Burt Reynolds and Dinah Shore were, right!


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Loved it!
He uses "found elements" very often in his poems, if not in every line like this one...
Makes me think of the tape where he talks about the "All American chicken stand"...

the only good poet

One retreat after another without peace.
reminds me of him saying, "I can write poetry whether I'm feeling good or bad. I can only write prose when I'm feeling good..."

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