Friday, 8 June 2012

Five Leaves - the Buddy Holly connection

Remember Don Juan by Byron? That long and funny poem that attacked William Wordsworth, Robert Southey and, well, look it up. Byron published Don Juan between 1819 and 1824, so it is time for a new version. But who has that time? It's a massive work. So, Andy Croft has asked a total of twenty poets to write between 50 and 100 stanzas each, with their own take on Don Juan today. We'll come back to this at a later date - the book won't be published until late 2013 or, more likely, as a birthday present for Byron in early 2014. A sort of modern Don Juan then. So, to whet your appetite is Buddy Holly,, with his Modern Don Juan.

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