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Obituaries; of those who have shuffled off this mortal coil
Topic Started: Jan 11 2017, 12:20 PM (935 Views)
johnnywalkitoff
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nnyhav
May 26 2017, 10:53 AM
fuck! "I knew the name of every rain drop."
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johnnywalkitoff
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Man, that'a bummer...I don't usually get this bummed when famous people die or artists because so many kind and beautiful people die every day and why should I care more but sometimes of course....,.felt a kinship with him, esp. Jesus' Son, Angels, his poetry...I can't recommend those two legitimate American prose masterpieces enough...books I read young and spoke to me and right now revisiting them- they still do, still fucking do...I enjoyed all his work but as he become more mature and wrote "better" more sprawling mature works, I felt less of a kinship and so would forget about him as a a great american writer but man!...Tree of Smoke is a great Vietnam novel, Already Dead is a book that- thinking about it now - has much in common with Vineland...
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johnnywalkitoff
May 26 2017, 06:30 PM
Man, that'a bummer...I don't usually get this bummed when famous people die or artists because so many kind and beautiful people die every day and why should I care more but sometimes of course....,.felt a kinship with him, esp. Jesus' Son, Angels, his poetry...I can't recommend those two legitimate American prose masterpieces enough...books I read young and spoke to me and right now revisiting them- they still do, still fucking do...I enjoyed all his work but as he become more mature and wrote "better" more sprawling mature works, I felt less of a kinship and so would forget about him as a a great american writer but man!...Tree of Smoke is a great Vietnam novel, Already Dead is a book that- thinking about it now - has much in common with Vineland...
thanks for writing this.

I have been meaning to check out his writing for a long time ... I did see Jesus' Son movie version with Billy Crudup which was pretty well-made.
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nnyhav
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http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/16/558128240/richard-wilbur-renowned-american-poet-and-translator-dies-at-96
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https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/oct/16/sean-hughes-tributes-jokes-rhona-cameron-mark-steel

so shocking and so sad to hear this
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nnyhav
Oct 16 2017, 07:20 PM
My choice of 'poem of the day' for my students today:

https://medium.com/poem-of-the-day/richard-wilbur-to-an-american-poet-once-dead-81093415328a

Edited by Funhouse, Oct 17 2017, 06:44 AM.
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oneofmurphysbiscuits
Oct 17 2017, 02:57 AM
Way too young. Plus he always exuded youth and fun...
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