Friday, May 27, 2011


Todd bought me the anthology The Poetry of Surrealism edited by Michael Benedikt as a graduation present. Of course, I've heard many of the names in this collection--Breton, Apollinaire, Tzara--but my actual reading experience with them, regretfully, has been minimal. As they influence some of my favorite poets, like Dean Young, I decided to dedicate a good amount of time to enjoying and understanding this wonderful movement. I'm about halfway through the book, spending a few days at a time with a single author. Below is a recording of some of my favorite pieces from the first half of the book.

Reading from The Poetry Of Surrealism Anthology by Stoked Press

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