Saturday, July 13, 2019

Brian Beatty On Bill Knott

Borrowed Trouble: Micro Tribute to Bill Knott (1940-2014)

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. – Brian Beatty

Bill Knott

Anonymity is the name
of this poetry game.

Thanks for the warning
after it was all the same.

– Brian Beatty


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1 comment:

  1. In 2000, I interviewed Knott for Rain Taxi magazine. The interview transpired by email and was as prickly as I'd imagined it could be. But I've always appreciated Knott's range of voice and his dedication to the work, even when the chip(s) on his shoulder seemed to be weighing him down emotionally.

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