Sunday, March 14, 2010

TODD MOORE

Today BEATNIK heard the sad news of the death of Outlaw poet Todd Moore. Details are sketchy as of yet, but I'll add more when I get it.

Right now I'll offer my view, which is that Todd was a poet with a really distinctive style and voice, another, like Dave Church, who will be in the respectable anthologies one day, when the big publishing houses realise they can't just get poetry from their own editors and expect it to be vital and interesting.

He was always gracious in my own dealings with him, too, though editors of small time poetry blogs must be as annoying as tiny summer flies.

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