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Standing guest Grand Lake emcee J. Diego Frey’s crowd pleasers were just telexed over. Enjoy!
CROSS THE ROAD
Why did the novelist cross the road?
–It’s a long story…
Why did the poet cross the road?
–The road is a metaphor…you know, for our separateness from each other.
Why did the memoirist cross the road?
–To answer that, I need to explain how my grandfather came to be in the same town as his future wife, my grandmother, by the strangest of coincidences that only seem to show up in very compelling novels.
Why did the short fiction writer cross the road?
–She didn’t cross it. That’s the whole point.
Why did the YA fiction writer cross the road?
Why did the language poet cross the road?
far near far near
death of words
sad stone curb
Why did the screenplay writer cross the road?
–The mcguffin, dammit. It’s always the damn mcguffin.
JD Frey–July 26, 2009