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Staff Pick: A Poem or Two (or More)
Ode to a Staff Pick Blog Post, as yet Unwritten
Oh, Blog Post, you have been calling to me all day saying:
Write me. . . WRITE ME!
And I have said, wait, wait little blog post, little Staff Pick Blog Post. Wait, while I make just one more phone call.
OK, I lied.
Just 17 more phone calls, to people who recommended people that I should talk to about the thing that I originally called about. It might be a few more minutes.
OK, hours, before I can possibly do something as fun or light or amusing or imitative but hopefully in a good, imitation-is-the-highest-form-of-flattery kind of way as write a little Behind the Scenes Staff Pick Blog Post
in which I recommend this tremendously unique and outrageously surprising poet who made me laugh out loud and groan (alternatingly and often) while reading the stuff in his new book: The Sliding Glass Door
on my beat-up black leather couch late last night after the kids had finally been talked into sleep and which made me think,
this is kind of the poetry equivalent of watching one of my favorite sit-coms on Netflix, something like Parks & Rec or The Office that makes you laugh but then all of a sudden sometimes, makes you go, oh wow, yeah. That.
So with apologies for the delay, I hope you are happy now, little blog post. You exist.
Surely that's better than not. Yes?
ps Scott's poems are way better than this
ps2 For instance, Scott's poems do not have post scripts. That would be ridiculous
ps3 You may know Scott Poole from Live Wire!, the OPB Variety show on OPB. He will be on Think Out Loud on Monday, December 12th. But you wouldn't know this yet because — I haven't written the show post yet.
Update 12-9-11: I finally wrote that post — you can read it here.