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Dear Friends of the Pub Quiz,
Having recently finished working with our tax preparation professional, I realize now that I can deduct the cost of an increasing number of my purchases, for I always find myself doing research for the Pub Quiz and for other outstanding writing projects.
As I might ask you and your team a poetry question at any moment, I can certainly deduct the cost of the poetry books I purchase. One such book that I purchased recently was The Paper Garden by poet Molly Peacock. Voted one of the top 20 books of 2010 by a number of magazines and journals (see the press, here), Peacock’s non-fiction account of the genesis and history of collage intrigued and attracted many readers.
Peacock is also received broad acclaim for her six books of poetry, having been named an honorary fellow at The Johns Hopkins University, having served as Poet-in-Residence at The American Poets' Corner, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in New York City, and having served as President of the Poetry Society of America. Peacock has also performed her one-woman show in poems, The Shimmering Verge, Off Broadway and throughout North America.
Peacock is coming to Davis this coming Wednesday night at 8 for a free performance at the John Natsoulas Gallery. I get to introduce her, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what she will share with us. We welcome to Davis authors of Ms. Peacock’s prestige only occasionally, so I hope you will consider coming by Wednesday night to see the show.
Two other shows are coming up this weekend: Picnic Day, of course, and the KDVS Fundraiser. I’ll share more on both those topics in next week’s newsletter. Tonight’s show will feature questions about internet companies, Patriots’ Day, Ryan Gosling, fire and ice, do-gooders, people whose names are portmanteaux, hitters of home runs, favorite presidents, Frank Sinatra, Senators, Japanese words, automobiles, music from the 1980s, people who are filled with genuine class, famous relatives, Dick Cavett, National Lampoon, people named Jones, abandoning football for acting, red eyes, the British, fowl, people who can no longer cry for Argentina, Germany and Greece, the Equator, the Tiber River, American heroes, and Shakespeare. If I remember, I might also ask you if the fundraiser edition of KDVS radio show “Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour” takes place on April 25th at 5pm, with a one-hour goal of $1,000 in tax-deductible donations.
See you soon!
Here are five questions from last week’s quiz:
1. Mottos and Slogans. American by Birth, Rebel by Choice. Name the 108 year-old company.
2. Internet Culture. According to the latest internet meme, what woman in sunglasses has been confidently texting President Obama and other key political figures?
3. Newspaper Headlines. In what US state is Mitt Romney planning a refurbished house with a car elevator?
4. Four for Four. As announced today, which of the following was sold for a billion dollars? 800 patents from AOL to Microsoft, Instagram, The Rights to Raise the Titanic, The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.
5. The History of Disobedience. What American poet and essayist who lived from 1817 to 1862 once wrote, “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty”?