Novelists/short story writers-also raconteurs/performers
who could whisk an audience from page to stage
through serialized emotions and characters displayed
each recognizable to every paying member of the American public
Who follows writers (except on Twitter?)-When Christopher Hitchens
changed his politics left to rightwing-it REALLY mattered to many of his readers
Storytellers mythical or no-from Paul Bunyan to Spaulding Gray
Like journalists(Pilger/Assange)-sometimes they become the story
We quote Twain and remember Dicken's stories every Xmas
Can we say the same for Christopher Hitchens?
Immortality via writing may be rare-people remember live performances
and say-"Yes! I WAS THERE!"Ginsberg and Mailer aped public protests
as ADVERTISEMENTS FOR MYSELF-both gone with only texts left.
HOWL meant more @its first reading than any remembrance.
Nostalgia dilutes us.Presence makes positive point and purpose
Who said that?