Columns by Todd Boss

Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week


I got an email from my accountant the other day, lamenting the fact that his weekday work schedule frequently keeps him from attending my poetry readings. “Do poets not read on weekends?” he asked.

The answer, of course, is no. One of the assumptions that may be making an ass out of me and my fellow poets is the assumption that no one will come to a poetry reading on a weekend, and that therefore the only feasible nights for a poetry audience are the dreariest weekdays in the calendar: namely, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights.

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