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November 10, 2010

Don Paterson Takes on His Critics, Reads Some Poetry

A true polymath, Don Paterson is a poet, writer, musician, and editor. He's previously recommended some recent favorites, and we've shared his deeply funny aphorisms. The good people at Back Pages Books shared with us a few videos from his recent reading for Rain.

"Why Do You Stay Up So Late" (including Paterson's subtle revenge on one of his critics)



"Two Trees"





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Thank you for what was to me an introduction to Paterson. He seems to be a fascinating and lovely person, and even more than the words I enjoyed the pathos of his reading.

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