” There’s a man who knows where his towel is.” Douglas Adams
the Declaration of Independence
” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all towels are not created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain alien abilities. That among them are the abilities of dryness, head support, and a well placed thwap! . that to secure these abilities, towels are carried among men, securing their abilities by the consent odd the towel owner. that when any color of towel becomes destructive of these abilities, it is the right of other towel owners to alter or destroy it, and to manufacture a new towel, and lay upon its foundational fabric on such abilities in such color and form as to seem most likely to promote more ability and usefulness to the towel owner.
"I hate that ordinary citizen-readers have been made to feel intimidated by poetry, when in fact it can be so much fun, and so lucid, insightful and contemporary. In this I am very much on the Garrison Keillor culture-team. A poem is a conversation or an encounter with a deeply committed, highly entertaining friend."
-- Tony Hoagland (poet)
"A sad literary irony is poets who crave to be understood but don't write as if they do."
-- Sabio Lantz (a non-poet)