Brenda Hillman & Robert Hass
We hosted Robert Hass and Brenda Hillman last night. It was about as good as readings get. I'm continually amazed by how friendly and compassionate some readings (and some poets) can be.
This picture is from the Q & A. It's refreshing to hear Hillman and Hass, especially as a duo, speaking to issues of aesthetics, politics, and the life of the writer. They bring a larger context to issues such as the more often reductive, scare-quote, "poetry wars" skirmishes that are floating around these days.
And, oh yes, the poetry was wonderful.