Getting to Know Thurston Moore, Poet


“It was Moore’s, and Moore’s alone, unique dichotomy of rock star demagogue and unbridled fan of poetry that made his class worth the audit. Scansion, simile, synecdoche―such elements of praxis are lost on Thurston Moore, as they would any experimental jet set trash dressed up in academic tweed.”

At Berfrois, Logan Young chronicles Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore’s professorship at The Jack Kerouac School for Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. The guitarist has honed a pretty tenacious reputation as a poet and heads up Flowers & Cream press as well as edits Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal. He, Kim Gordon and Yoko Ono recently came out with their album YOKOIMTHURSTON.

Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16. More from this author →