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Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Bern Porter & Reagan, dead at 93 

Thank you Conrad for your post on Bern Porter -- that he and Reagan should be the same age, and die the same week, is as timely and telling as two deaths could be.

Late last night I went to some of the links you posted to listen to B. Porter reading a piece called "The Last Acts of St. Fuckyou" -- it is nothing short of brilliant, even when he falters the piece never falters in its original energy, art, and wicket intentions.

It's the kind of art borne from a crushing tension that was Reagan's pervasive and aggressive likeability, when unreality becomes a "hard-nosed" fact and our greater sanity is on the line.

--Tom Devaney


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