Richard Moore wrote:
> I'm rather fond of poetry that inhabits our corner of the world. One
> of my favorite book of poetry that fits the HB/noir world is SHOOTING
> RATS AT THE BIBB COUNTY DUMP by David Bottoms (William Morrow 1980).
> Bibb County, Georgia includes Macon and in the 1970s when these poems
> were written, it was a happening place with the Allman Brothers Band,
> Capricorn Records, and a mayor named "Machine Gun" Ronnie Thompson.
Thanks for reminding me of Timothy Bottoms. I read Easter Weekend years
ago and liked it a lot. And now I've just ordered a copy of 'Shooting
Rats'. Great stuff. A quick google found a useful bio here
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-483 Looks like
he's teaching at GSU. Couldn't help wondering how many times the
following has been replicated by fellow writers (and not just James
Crumley) 'In 1986 Bottoms accepted a visiting appointment as Richard
Hugo Poet-in-Residence at the University of Montana; a year later he and
his wife divorced.'
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