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February 2, 2008AWP Conference, Hilton Hotel, New York City From the Academy Audio Archive

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David Kirby is the author of Get Up, Please (Louisiana State University Press, 2016). He teaches at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee.

The Exorcist of Notre Dame (audio only)

 

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David Kirby

David Kirby

David Kirby is the author of Get Up, Please (Louisiana State University Press, 2016). 

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The two musicians pour forth their souls abroad
                         in such an ecstasy as to charm the audience
             like none I’ve ever seen before, and when
they finish, they rise and hug each other,
                         and then the tabla player bends down
and touches

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Asked if it isn’t weird to be at an awards ceremony with Gregory Peck,
Dylan says, “Well, listen, everything’s weird. You tell me something

that’s not weird.” He might as well have said “big,” that his songs are

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