"Reports of the death of the era of the Poetry Superstar are premature" said Dylan Bob, brother of the great 20th Century Chinese Poet Dylan Thomas. Dylan, or Xiao Bob, as his friends call him, said this after witnessing the superstardom now being enjoyed by the Wuxi China Expatdom Poet Laureate McClusky who recently recited his poet "Ode to My Fork Bessie" for a crowd of over two billion people at the Wuxi China Expatdom Freeport.
Dylan is one of a group of famous Chinese Poets’ brothers attending a poetry workshop at the Robert Browning conference room at Gambay’s Pub in the 1912 bar district of Wuxi, China. Brothers also attending are: Robert Ice, brother of Robert Frost; EE Gouings, brother of EE Cummings; TH Aden, brother of TH Auden; Lord Churchill, brother of Lord Byron; PS Nellie, brother of PS Shelley; Ezra Kilogram, brother of Ezra Pound; TS Chang, brother of TS Eliot; WB Yang, brother of WB Yeats; and Alfred King Mixer, brother of Alfred Lord Tennyson. The workshop will run to the end of April.
Ezra Kilogram, says the revival of Poetry Superstardom can be attributed to the patronage of Gambay’s Pub owner Fred Minkleman, and the far-sighted cultural policies of the Gorzo the Mighty, King of the Wuxi China Expatdom. Said Ezra, "Gorzo’s first action as King of the Wuxi Expatdom was to dissolve the culture councils and arts committees set up by the Ayatollah of Mordor. Nothing destroys true artistic creativity as government involvement. Gorzo then made another wise move and encouraged Wuxi China Expats to act as patrons for poets of promise. Poets were made to be accountable to the people who were paying for them. And a case in point was the Wuxi China Expatdom Poet Laureate, McClusky. It was Fred Minkleman who took McClusky out of the stalls of the Gambay’s washrooms and turned him into a poetry superstar whose picture now graces the wall of many a teenage girl. In the days of the former King of Wuxi, McClusky would have been given a government grant and pissed it away writing more and more vulgar poetry on public washroom walls."
Said WB Yang, "The current Wuxi China Expatdom poetry scene is amazing. Perhaps the most amazing in human history. Imagine being in a place with Shakespeare, Yeats, Tennyson, Shelley, Byron, TS Eliot, and thirty other of the great poets of history like the Tang Dynasty Poets — that is what is happening in the Wuxi China Expatdom now! McClusky is the first of a whole group of Poetry Superstars to come to world prominence thanks to the Wuxi China Expatdom!"