Elephants of the Good Ship Memory

Elephants of the Good Ship Memory Preston Mark Stone "I was born in Marietta, Georgia, and grew up in Maryland. My mother emigrated from the Philippines to work in the sciences, and my father is a Virginian of Irish and French Huguenot descent. I inherited my mother's quick mind and my father's quick wit, and somehow this led to poetry. I've traveled a lot in the United States and have lived in Minnesota, North Dakota, New Mexico, California, New York, Massachusetts and now Philadelphia. I tell people that I've drifted around so much because I needed to see my country in order to write about it; the truth is, I went out to see if other people were as strange as I am. It turns out that everyone is wonderfully strange; it takes poetry some courage to embrace it, and a special kind of reckless courage to put it into art. My poems arise from meeting points between my country's strangeness and my own. Most days, this is a lot of work--there's a lot of writing down and crossing out. But some days, it's easy--I just put Whitman in one pocket and Dickinson in the other and go for a walk." Preston Mark Stone's http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

Elephants of the Good Ship Memory

The Missouri Review, Volume 30 (4) – Jan 3, 2007

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Preston Mark Stone "I was born in Marietta, Georgia, and grew up in Maryland. My mother emigrated from the Philippines to work in the sciences, and my father is a Virginian of Irish and French Huguenot descent. I inherited my mother's quick mind and my father's quick wit, and somehow this led to poetry. I've traveled a lot in the United States and have lived in Minnesota, North Dakota, New Mexico, California, New York, Massachusetts and now Philadelphia. I tell people that I've drifted around so much because I needed to see my country in order to write about it; the truth is, I went out to see if other people were as strange as I am. It turns out that everyone is wonderfully strange; it takes poetry some courage to embrace it, and a special kind of reckless courage to put it into art. My poems arise from meeting points between my country's strangeness and my own. Most days, this is a lot of work--there's a lot of writing down and crossing out. But some days, it's easy--I just put Whitman in one pocket and Dickinson in the other and go for a walk." Preston Mark Stone's

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