Sunday, August 3, 2008
Monday, August 4 - poet Geoff Bouvier
Poet Geoff Bouvier is a formal poet, meaning that there’s no poetic form he won’t write to, ironically and funnily and movingly. In "The late Stages of a Housewife,” we hear a woman define her life of anticipation: “waiting is what’s consuming like the kind I’ve been doing for my life to come around/Only the kids visit now and then and I am otherwise undisovered.” Bouvier’s first book, Living Room, was selected by Heather McHugh as winner of the 2005 APR/Honickman Prize. His latest volumen is Glass Harmonica, and he’s been widely published in the best literary magazines. He lives in San Diego, where he waits tables and writes for the San Diego Reader. We’ve been provided a recording of his recent reading at Casa Romantica’s monthly poetry series, and are so proud to present Geoff Bouvier today on Bibliocracy, noon on KPFK. For more on Casa Romantica's series go to www.casaromanticareadingseries.org. For more on Geoff Bouvier, go to www.geoffbouvier.com. To hear this and past shows online or to download, go to KFPK archives, click "Show" and scroll down to "Bibliocracy" program original air date. Thanks for listening.