Year in, year out, most of us do our bestA good deal about Miller in this Bill Bruford profile of Lucinda in The New Yorker. Also his close connection to mythic young poet Frank Stanford, a lover of Lucinda's (and manhy others) who killed himself at age 29, inspiring her songs "Sweet Old World" and "Pineola."
To make a hundred, perfect on the test.
The problems get harder, the teachers don’t grade fair,
But hell, the bell ain’t rung and you’re halfway there.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Miller Williams, Poet, Dies
Miller Williams has reportedly passed away in Fayetteville. He was the well-known poet in Arkansas, publisher, reader of one of his poems at Bill Clinton inaugural and, oh yeah, father of Lucinda Williams. On her latest album--really, the best of the year--she opened with one of his poems set to music, below. And, here, from a poem he wrote about turning 50: