He better.

Behrle’s hosting a Boston poetry marathon reading with 88 poets reading for 8 minutes this weekend.  88 poets for 8 minutes.  Cute.

“36 poets will read over the course of 10 hours.  Behrle will sit through it all.” —The Boston Phoenix July 30,2010

What torture.

Jim, tell us if you get laid, at least.

We wanna know.


  1. The Noochie-Coochie Man said,

    July 30, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Scar’yet needs a correspondent
    There to catch the ramblin’—
    Howzabout the able and the fair
    (And lovely) Amber Tamblyn?

  2. jimmy said,

    July 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Just checked into the Hotel Commander. Not laid yet.

  3. thomasbrady said,

    July 30, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Amber Tamblyn,

    Scarriet wants you to cover this event.

    Tonight: the Gallery on Arrow Street in Harvard Square. Lovely area.

    Please go to the Sheraton Commander Hotel, right outside of Harvard Square, near the Cambridge Common and the Episcopal Divinity School campus, and ask for Jim Behrle. Interview him.



  4. thomasbrady said,

    July 31, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Last night at 10 Arrow Street the Poetry Marathon got off to a great start as it was ‘standing room only.’ A lot of the audience were readers—we spotted the great Joan Houlihan, the terrifically talented Ben Mazer, and it was definitely a scene. Nerdy white people self-consciously read goofball poems to roars of intelligent laughter, while right across the narrow, one-way street (10 yards separated the two venues) the beautiful, stylish, multi-ethnic young of Harvard Square lined up for the worst frozen yogurt I’ve ever tasted. If you know Harvard Square, the yogurt-and-icecream places are always lined up around the block at night; the beautiful Harvard co-eds of Arab princes are not in the bars or the cocaine-sniffing clubs; when the kids who get good grades go out at night they naturally need to ‘go out’ and ‘be seen,’ so they choose the bland and virtuous frozen yogurt shop.

    It was kind of a modern poetic tragedy, for the poets were so close to the beautiful people.

    I couldn’t help but think of Berryman’s Dream Song no. 4.

  5. jimmy said,

    August 1, 2010 at 4:18 am

    I always liked dream song 77. Still not laid (obviously)

  6. Franz Bonkers said,

    August 1, 2010 at 7:30 am

    It just occured to me that because of your activities on this blog, Tom, your poetic star may be ascending in the notoriety dept, and I was wondering if anyone recognized you? Any hushed whispers as you passed pple, them saying, ‘That’s HIM!! OMG, OMG, OMG, that’s Tom Brady the Scarriet internet bully pummelling the great and good, being horrid to Ashbery and Collins.’

    • thomasbrady said,

      August 1, 2010 at 1:12 pm

      uh… I championed Collins and he personally thanked me on scarriet….

      the poets leave me alone…they’re a proud, shy lot…

      the organizers and editors and publishers, however, are all over me…

  7. Marcus Bales said,

    August 1, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Only me, and only because Tom gave me $10 to say it.

    • thomasbrady said,

      August 1, 2010 at 1:14 pm

      I couldn’t believe how much noise you made for 10 bucks…

  8. jimmy said,

    August 2, 2010 at 1:21 am

    the rooms have gone dark. my pants are sadly inert.

    • thomasbrady said,

      August 2, 2010 at 1:50 am

      Well, I hope someone who took part in that marathon is getting laid…

  9. jimmy said,

    August 3, 2010 at 4:41 am

    O for weekend. Better luck next year. Bought a copy of homage to mistress bradstreet though, which I had lost a copy of. Best wishes from the maine woods

  10. thomasbrady said,

    August 3, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I vastly prefer the Dream Songs

    Bradstreet was written to impress, when Berryman was still unknown…Dream Songs come off effortlessly and from his soul…Berryman and the Puritans was not a good fit…one of Modernism’s debacles, Mistress Bradstreet…I’ve never been able to enjoy that work…are there any memorable passages? Does anyone really enjoy reading it? Or is it read out of duty?

    Jimmy, you are an honest and honorable man…

  11. jimmy said,

    August 9, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I didn’t get laid in Maine either. This is becoming a problem.

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