Sunday, December 28, 2008

The White Knights



bitter fruit burnt my tongue
untasted by the meek
scorned by the strong
me
somewhere in the middle
spitting out the taste of
something
I wish
I hadn't bitten
into

3 comments:

Michael Hemmingson said...

Bill Vollmann did not co-author Avant Porn, I'm afraid, he's a contributor in the anthology, which I edited.

Have you by chance picked up Expelled from Eden: A William T. Vollmann Reader?

And all Vollman fans will need this nifty ditty:

http://www.amazon.com/William-T-Vollmann-Critical-Interviews/dp/0786440252/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230586554&sr=8-5

Kim Northrop said...

Hi Michael,

Deep apologies--that's how it read on Amazon.com--or at least how I perceived it. And yes, I do have Expelled from Eden. In fact, the person who introduced me to Vollmann, Moira Brown, supplied the cover art.

I will definitely check out the Critical Interviews link too.

So what is your favorite Vollmann? :)

Kim

Michael Hemmingson said...

Favorite Vollmann? Hard to say -- but I'd say mt top 5 are:

1. The Rifles
2. Rainbow Stories
3. Whores for Gloria
4. Butterfly Stories
5. The Atlas


Imperial may make it up there. I've read c. 500 pages of it in ms. over the years, and am eager to see the 1300 page edition. Am expecting galleys or an ARC soon...