Notes on Poetry (‘Expressing the Unsaid’)

Sam Shepard with Patti Smith in 1971. Credit… David Gahr/Getty Images. [Published in New York Times]

He was so handsome, so fine and flinty and long-boned, that he was a shock to be around — he made people stupid, or teary, or angry or skin-starved, sometimes all at once.

(Dwight Garner)

(Dwight Garner, “Sam Shepard and the Art of Expressing the Unsaid,” New York Times, 4-3-23)

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About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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6 Responses to Notes on Poetry (‘Expressing the Unsaid’)

  1. A coincidence – I have just read Patti Smith’s ‘Just Kids’!

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  2. ‘Just Kids’ is Patti Smith’s memoir of her time living in NY with Robert Mapplethorpe – both desperately trying to become famous. She describes those heady times candidly and beautifully. I didn’t know much about her before reading this memoir but was familiar with Mapplethorpe’s photography.

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