May 21, 1989
Regarding the poem "Homage to John Cage" by Gerald Locklin (Book Review, April 30): My congratulations to Mr. Locklin who has brought blank verse to a fitting climax! ADELE MILLARD NORTH HOLLYWOOD Homage to John Cage by Gerald Locklin Editor's Note: Gerald Locklin's poem is reprinted above as it appeared in the April 30, 1989, Book Review. John Cage is the composer of, among other works, 4'33," which consists of a pianist sitting at his instrument in silence for four minutes and 33 seconds.
July 2, 1989
As one of Gerald Locklin's publishers, I'm pleased that he followed the advice in a recent newsletter I wrote for authors who have published books to their credit: Be controversial. I'm astounded, though, at what it takes to be controversial these days. His poem "Homage to John Cage" is written in the style of Richard Brautigan's "1891-1944" (same "text" as Locklin) from "Rommel Drives On Deep Into Egypt," the "text" of which is claimed to be "original" by several of your readers. I'm willing to bet a cup of coffee that Locklin knew his poem was influenced by Brautigan, but that few of your other readers were aware of this.
August 14, 1988
by Gerald Locklin "mommie," she says, "i've never seen you and daddy kiss "of course you have," the mother says; "you've just forgotten." "i wouldn't have forgotten that," she says, "because i always wish you would." "it doesn't matter," her father says. "we both love you and we love each other in our own way." "you've seen us kiss," the mother says. "not on the mouth. not the way people kiss on your soap operas."
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