Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Jive Poetic, I met him at the 2005 Austin International Poetry Festival. He's a great writer and performer. We wouldn't see eye-to-eye about many issues, but his talent and acumen are obvious. I can't speak like he does anymore; the tardive dyskinesia in my jaw is not getting much worse thanks to practice, but it's still there. Performance poetry was never my thing, but now, I don't think I can compete with guys like Jive Poetic with my lungs and tongue. I must live on the page.