Poetry. In this poem, Rufo Quintavalle has rewritten Walt Whitman's Song of Myself keeping the first and last letter of each line, and replacing the middle. Within this strict constraint, Quintavalle the poet has achieved a remarkable and touching intimacy at a distance with Whitman's inner world.
Rufo Quintavalle was born in London, studied at Oxford and the University of Iowa and lives in Paris. He is the author of numerous books of poetry including hhereenow, Weather Derivatives, Dog, cock, ape and viper and Anyone for anymore. He used to run the reading series, Poets Live, and for several years taught creative writing at NYU's Paris campus. He is co-creator and lead actor in an innovative film and poetry project called Coldhearts: A Poetical.Author City: PARIS FRA