Thursday, November 6, 2008
Morri Creech shares his Field Knowledge
The literary week continues with a reading by the University's new poetry professor Morri Creech at the local independent bookstore Park Road Books. He read mostly from his book Field Knowledge (Winner of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, 2005). One of my favorites, "His Coy Mistress" is a response to Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" and begins "Spare me the high-flown. Everyone knows that ploy/ you tricky swains work up to lift a skirt." That is why I tried my hand at poetry, but, of course, that never really worked out for me...who knew limericks weren't sexy?