Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ted Greenwald

Thinking of Ted Greenwald, great poet who passed away a few days ago. I remember CAConrad and Joey Yearous-Algozin and Jena Osman telling me I should read him. Then I did, and they were right, and it changed the way I listen and the way I write. And then I wrote to Ted, and he wrote back, and his handwritten notes on yellow paper became bookmarks like echoes in my Common Sense.

Here's Ted reading "Whiff" in 1979:

Text of the whole poem can be found here.

More recordings of his work can be found here.