Sunday, February 8th, 2009
On the way to my six-word memoir reading at Books, Inc in San Francisco, I hailed a cab and was picked up by Christopher Fulkerson, a conductor/composer and cab driver. Apropos of nothing, he started talking about the one of the longest poems in the world, so I told him I was on my way to talk about what is some take in the shortest: the six-word memoir. Then he recounted the story of perhaps the world’s greatest miniaturist composer, who, I learned, wrote music in just six bars. Let’s go to the tape.
The Cabbie, Composer, Ph. D., and Six-Word Storyteller from Larry Smith on Vimeo.