June 30th, June 30th
June 30, 2008 7:59 PM Subscribe
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30 years ago, Richard Brautigan
's last collection of poems, June 30th, June 30th
, was published.
June 30th is a haibun
(a poetic travelog in the tradition of Basho's Narrow Road to the Interior
) of his time in Japan, a place he frequented in the 70s after his poetry sadly fell out of favor. A number of excellent tribute pages
exist, as well as several fond memoirs
& collected essays
, not to mention a few imaginary libraries
based off of his novel The Abortion: An Historical Romance
"The Hillary Express"
I just ordered my first meal
curry and rice
all by myself in a Japanese restaurant.
What a triumph!
I feel like an infant taking its
first faltering step.
Watch out Mount Everest!
May 16, 1976