5.09.2006

Legitimate Dangers Deathmatch

My friend and are reading the Marvin/Dumanis anthology Legitimate Dangers together, knowing that otherwise we'll never get through it and all those poems will go unread.

Each week we assign ourselves two poets to read. We read them, we come back and talk about them. We call this the Legitimate Dangers Deathmatch, each week a new pairing, a fight to the bitter end. Who emerges victorious? Meaning, whose poems do we like best.

WEEK 1
Ilya Kaminsky
versus
Noelle Kocot

My pick: Kaminsky
Her pick: Kaminsky

WEEK 2 "Girlfight"
Natasha Trethewey
versus
Carrie St. George Comer

Pending battle.

WEEK 3
Suji Kwock Kim
versus
G. C. Waldrep

Pending battle.

Stay tuned for more Legitimate Dangers Deathmatch Action here at kinemapoetics, your Legitimate Dangers Deathmatch Headquarters.

5 comments:

  1. MD/CM must not have chosen the correct Kocot poems!

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  2. That is a great idea.

    And you could make a little money on the side by taking bets!

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  3. I'd choose Illya every time--damn fine writer.

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  4. There are so many jokes I could make here. I will save them.

    I wish my poems were in the anthology, just so I could see with whom you would have me spar.

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  5. I've gotta go for the Kocot here!!!

    Kaminsky--eh....

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