Bourbon Cowboy

The adventures of an urbane bar-hopping transplant to New York.

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I'm a storyteller in the New York area who is a regular on NPR's "This American Life" and at shows around the city. Moved to New York in 2006 and am working on selling a memoir of my years as a greeting card writer, and (as a personal, noncommercial obsession) a nonfiction book called "How to Love God Without Being a Jerk." My agent is Adam Chromy at Artists and Artisans. If you came here after hearing about my book on "This American Life" and Googling my name, the "How to Love God" book itself isn't in print yet, and may not even see print in its current form (I'm focusing on humorous memoir), but here's a sample I've posted in case you're curious anyway: Sample How To Love God Introduction, Pt. 1 of 3. Or just look through the archives for September 18, 2007.) The book you should be expecting is the greeting card book, about which more information is pending. Keep checking back!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Some Say the World Will End In Plagiarism...

I just realized something: my very silly poem here has the exact same rhyme scheme (and ending scheme) as Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening." Here's the proof.

I just want to point out that this is an accident. All that happened is that I was in my friend's girly shower, looking for soap, and I saw some "shower gel." I thought, "What the hell is shower gel?" and felt the swing of it, and once the next line came easily to me--I knew it would have to be something like "The label's vague; I cannot tell"--I realized it was begging to be versified. But at the time the only model I had in mind was "I Do Not Love Thee, Dr. Fell"--which, by the way, has a more interesting backstory than I was aware of.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Norman said...

I actually thought it was a deliberate homage. Huh.

For your next silly poem, I'd like to see you rhyme the "word" I had to type below this screen: ukxdpty.

3/30/2008 12:56 PM  

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