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Unread 02-12-2020, 09:22 PM
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Default rupi tickets in LA

https://www1.ticketmaster.com/rupi-k...00583B73E1196A
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Unread 02-13-2020, 11:32 AM
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I've offered to pay Quincy R. Lehr to attend. I suspect he doesn't need the money that badly.
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Hahaha, you're just full of trouble, Sam.
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too far, too far
i'm sad & hurt
if only they moved l.a.
to a suburb
of n.y.c.

i'd take a train
even if
i had to stand
awkwardly between cars:
poetry is my life --

my life is a poem.
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everyone
calls me
rupi

but i just want
to call myself
me

--nameless woman
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Jesus, I can't remember it being that bad. I think I read some awhile ago, and they didn't strike me much, or they seemed undeveloped, unearned. But, yeah, that's an illness.
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Unread 02-13-2020, 01:48 PM
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x
Locker room talk

Hit the sauna

grab a bite to eat

come back

where were we?
x
x
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Fill in the blanks, there, Jim. How does locker room and sauna fit in here? I can't imagine the privilege, maybe. Having food vendors in a sauna is of course attractive. If I ate a fish taco in a sauna, I'd probably write about it.
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That's right! She may sell millions of books, she may sell out theaters for her readings, she may have a very happy and fulfilling poetic career...but her work will never, NEVER meet the standards of a handful of male poets in a small, dusty corner of the Internet!

Sheesh! What a loser!

* * * * *

Granted, she's way too melodramatic for my personal taste, but so was Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Seriously, listen to thirty seconds of this (Rupi Kaur).
And then to thirty seconds of this (Edna St. Vincent Millay).

Cut from the same cloth, aren't they?

If you're into that sort of thing, buy tickets. If you're not, don't. It's not as if she's poaching an audience that would otherwise rightfully be ours.

In fact, given the widespread reluctance to include technical notes for readers who weren't English majors, lot of us here don't seem to want an audience that doesn't already know the difference between a roundel and a rondel, anyway. So I honestly don't understand the acrimony here.

She built that audience all by herself. More power to her.
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Why does being male enter into it, Julie? Are you seriously going down that road? Why is being a sellout, or novice, or just plain sucking suddenly noble because she's female? Popular and female. I forgot that it's important that she has many followers. Such a threat. We're poets for fuck sake. My lord. I can only hope you're better than that.
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