posted by November 11 at 16:00 PMon
Best American Poetry has a little bit of a Richard Brautigan reminiscence up on their blog. It’s nice to be reminded of Brautigan’s greatness every now and again.
Everything Tom Robbins gets credit for being, Brautigan was. And though I’m more fond of his novels—especially Confederate General in Big Sur and In Watermelon Sugar and The Abortion—Best American Poetry put this poem, “Catfish Friend,” on their blog. It’s one of my all-time favorite sappy romantic poems, and I’m going to run it here just for you:
Awww. Now to get the cloying taste out of your mouth, here’s some writing Charles D’Ambrosio did that references Brautigan. He’s a big Brautigan fan—I just accidentally typed “Brautifan,” which is oddly appropriate—and the essay he did on Brautigan for Swink Magazine was excellent, although it’s currently out of print.