August 26, 2003

Novelists and Musicians.

Caterina Fake has an interesting thread on poets who have written novels -- itself a takeoff on an entry on Ron Silliman's blog about "poets' novelists".

It's interesting because a somewhat similar thread (on summer reading) surfaces every year on the John Zorn list, and it seems the usual people get mentioned: Gass, Gaddis, Dick, Murakami, Delany, Calvino, and so on. Not sure if this means that people who like their music somewhat more offbeat like their fiction the same way too...

The relationship (poets to novelists / poets to musicians) is obviously different. But I do wonder: What do poets -- or people who like to read poetry -- listen to?

The obvious choices are people in the scene, as it were, like Cage, Ono, Ashley, and Zorn (Lyn Hejinian and Myung Mi-Kim wrote a couple of the texts for New Traditions in East Asian Bar Bands). But it would be silly to think that people who write poetry like their music a certain way as well.

Or are you all closet George Thorogood listeners?

Posted by the wily filipino at August 26, 2003 08:45 AM

Hi. nice blog. You're not Steve martin r ya? :-)

Posted by: freude on August 26, 2003 08:29 PM
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