Glenn Beck’s Poetry Conversion

Glen Beck Loves BlazeVOX [books]

In a strange bit of news, I read online that Glen Beck; yes, that Glen Beck had nothing but nice things to say about our press live on his radio show this morning. “It’s national poetry month again, and I wanted to tell you the truth about poets and the anti-america social agenda they seek …. When I was in a on my way to the airport, my publicist left a few books for me to bf09look over for upcoming shows. They were poetry, yuck, right, and other weirdo stuff, but with nothing else within reach but a copy of that liberal rag, The New York Times I went with the BlazeVOX [books]. I know, I know poetry and that entire ilk of lily livered liberality can turn one into a commie, or worse in no time at all. But I gave it a try, if only to dismiss this stuff out of hand. But after long heart-felt deliberations, and after careful reading these books, there is great wisdom to be found in them. I urge you to buy and read these profound works; and if you are able, please donate as much as you can to this worthwhile organization.

Go figure 🙂 (Dated 4.1.10)

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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