Poets Walk: drive, he sd

Poets Walk: "drive, he sd"

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I Know a Man by Robert Creeley


As I sd to my

friend, because I am

always talking,—John, I

sd, which was not his

name, the darkness sur-

rounds us, what

can we do against

it, or else, shall we &

why not, buy a goddamn big car,

drive, he sd, for

christ’s sake, look

out where yr going.


Robert Creeley, “I Know a Man” from The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley 1945-1975. Copyright © 1982 by the Regents of the University of California. Reprinted with the permission of the University of California Press and Penelope Creeley.


The recording was read by Bob Creeley in Bolinas, CA, c. 1965-1970, and is used here via PennSound. To hear more of Mr. Creeley reading his poetry, visit: http://www.writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Creeley.php