13 June 2007

day 83

i have a thing for class a narcotics poetry.

listen, for example, to jim carroll reading some of his poetry for the paris review. he sounds pretty fucked up there, but i guess that's a must. or, who knows, perhaps he's just nervous.

his junkieness became a movie called the basketball diaries, too. leonardo diCaprio played him.

then, sometime after 1994, he wrote a poem called '8 fragments for kurt cobain'. i don't like it, cause it's all cliché. the one good and honest line to be found:

'But Kurt...'.

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