Showing His Ars Poetica

October 10, 1996


I’m not just trying to string you along or just trying to get out of a little work. I’m trying to do both. So, the first “Arlo & Janis Poet Laureate for a Day” will be announced tomorrow, in a special Saturday edition. Seriously, I don’t have time this morning to do this grave matter justice. Plus, remember, it’s not like a real contest. But it’s been fun, and the fun continues. I did take time to dig out the above, a discussion of poems and poetry between Gene and his girlfriend Ruth. Ruth always has been one of my favorite characters. She sprang up in the hallway of Gene’s middle school one day and continued to write her own material for several years.