Friday, January 23, 2004

What Dorianne Laux eats for breakfast.

Last wednesday I made her spanish scrambled eggs and bacon. Just add some chopped up spanish olives. Thursday morning all she wanted was a bagel and cream cheese. This friday morning it's coffee and cigarettes as she and Denise gab on the sun-drenched balcony. Dorianne's reading last night at Florida International University was just fabulous. She read new poems which will appear in her next book. Lots of the audience cried because of the beauty and power of these poems. I liked the poems she wrote about her husband, Joe who is also a poet. (hmm, another poet who writes unabashedly about her husband).