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Day 12: The Great Gatsby / Shit Talking With Joe and Cheryl in Buffalo

In the first of three days back in Buffalo, Cheryl and I went to see a matinee of THE GREAT GATSBY.

I went big by drinking an americano and eating a bag of popcorn. Cheryl ate some sort of dried fruit rings. It was as American as shit. As usual, we didn’t talk about the movie at all until we turned the tape recorder on. Here is what we had to say while driving across Buffalo:

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Joe Hall is the author of five books of poetry, including Someone's Utopia (2018) and Fugue & Strike (forthcoming). His poems, reviews, and scholarship have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Postcolonial Studies, Peach Mag, terrain.org, PEN America Blog, Poetry Northwest, Ethel Zine, Gulf Coast, Best Buds! Collective, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. He has taught poetry workshops for teachers, teens, and workers through Just Buffalo and the WNYCOSH Worker Center.

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