Sunday, February 17, 2019

Brian Beatty on Richard Brautigan

Borrowed Trouble: Micro Tribute to Richard Brautigan  (1935-1984)
I wouldn’t write at all if it weren’t for myriad writers before me whose works showed me what was possible. The poems of this series are small offerings of respect, of thanks, to those muses. 

Richard Brautigan

Grocery stores
and bait shops

in Montana
though not Oregon
or California

sold your books
to curious tourists.

- Brian Beatty

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1 comment:

  1. It's occurred to me, belatedly, that this series will expose me for the thief I've been.

    That said, I would be curious to know what predecessors other writers consider their most consistent inspirations. Everybody's stolen from somebody. How about you?


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