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The Torch Has Been Passed

June 28, 2009

the Wall Street Journal has just announced the new rock star of poetry: Bob Hass.  cuz srsly, who’s more dangerous and bad ass than this dude?



bob shares this honor with New Yorker choice Jorie Graham, who has clearly mastered the joni mitchell/stevie nicks vibe.



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but it’s Hass who takes it to the limit and, well, workshops his dinner:

“That’s a really pretty presentation, don’t you think?” says Mr. Hass, admiring the dish that’s just arrived. “Can we stop?” He then turns to my wife, who’s a potter and chef, and asks, “What do you think about this presentation? And about saying this is carpaccio rather than sashimi?”

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