….READING GREAT LITERATURE IN THE BATH

ISSUE 2: Lyndsay Kirkham

 


 
and, of this video, Lyndsay writes:

I selected Gone, by Irving Layton because Layton has been well read in more than one of my bathtubs. I had the pleasure of visiting with Layton before his death, and saw, even while he was wearing a maroon velur track suit, that the fire of this poet still burned in his belly. This poem speaks to my own personal loss and grief as a displaced and distanced lover. It feels well suited to the heat of the tub and the illusion of water.

 

Irving Layton, Israel Pincu Lazarovitch, (1912-2006)

 
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