On Poetry and Culture Shock

I hate William Gibson

No, I don’t mean I dislike the way he writes. On the contrary, I like it very much. I hate William Gibson with corrosive envy. Something positive out of it is that corrosive envy is a motivation to write more poems.

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

El cielo sobre el puerto era del color de la televisión, encendida en un canal sin sintonizar.

This sentence is the beginning of his novel Neuromancer. The expressivity! The mood-setting! The conciseness! The imagination! I hope I like the rest of the novel half as much.

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