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In a Primordial Mood

Blagg and O'Brien ought to bottle their version of Christmas, and this dolefully cheerful selection of poetry - from Dylan Thomas and the Druids to Robert Graves to Blagg himself. But here, when God is the speaker O'Brien is the reader. And that's how it goes with the "Battle of the Trees" (you'll see).

Musical selection: "Falling at Your Feet" (written and performed by Bono and Daniel Lanois) from the Wim Wenders film "Million-Dollar Hotel", scripted by Bono.


Bald Ego Online


The late arts writer Glenn O'Brien and poet Max Blagg hosted the Bald Ego Online series from 2005-2006, featuring Duncan Hannah, Ron Padgett, Anna Akhmatova, Donald Barthelme, an Anthology of New York Poets, and more. 
After O'Brien passed away in 2017, Clocktower re-introduced the series in remembrance of the writer's life in the New York art scene. He will be sorely missed.   

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