Sunday, October 17, 2010

Poetry In Plain Sight - Rick Smith

A poet is rarely just a poet. I don't want to affirm the poverty mentality of fiscally challenged poets but it is a tough slog trying to get non-poets to pay attention or come to a poetry reading.

When you do take a chance to attend a reading or performance good things can happen.

Rick Smith is a poet, musician and a bunch of other stuff. In this video Rick tells a tale about how fame can smack up an ego upside the head and reads one of his poems about blues harmonica players.

His new book is Hard Landing. There is an separate audio CD that has extracts from the book.

An unexpected musical pleasure was that Rick gave a little taste of his musical talents. This is a sample of what Rick can do with his harmonica.

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