"I am an idealistic, naive, passionate, truth-seeking, spiritually motivated artist, unschooled in the science of law and finance." --Wesley Snipes

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

More dinner: Nick Twemlow and Josh Edwards

I've had many meals with these guys. For the longest time, the three of us (and sometimes Nick's lovely wife, Robyn) would convene to eat, drink whiskey, and talk poetry at a local Asian/Italian joint called Lucky Noodle. Josh always seemed to have trouble deciding what to eat, and then, finally, one night he looked up from his menu and said, "I don't like noodles."

Maybe you had to be there.

The last time I ate with Josh and Nick was at an Indian restaurant called Priya. We were happily discussing Lyn Hejinian, Arielle Greenberg, and Anthony Hecht (one of these things is not like the other....) when a woman at the next table leaned over and shouted at us, "Who are you?" Turns out she was a new hire in the English Dept. at UO. The food was very good. Afterward we edited Canary for many hours.

My manuscript, 'lucky error," contains a poem in which Josh and Nick eat dinner. It's called "Kansas."

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