Monday, September 10, 2007

More NFTD Criticisms...

‘Terry Ward, 63, cuts a striking figure: He is dressed in black, his hazel eyes are intense and his grey beard flows to his ample belly. People magazine called him the "Rousseau of Refuse," and he says he likes that, though he has not read Rousseau. He took somewhat less kindly to being labeled the "Garrison Keillor of Garbage" in the same People story. If description by comparison must be undertaken, Ward's writing could be called a mixture of Jack Kerouac and Andrei Codrescu balanced by a measure of Walt Whitman. But not quite as linear…and not for the faint of heart…from Boston Globe’s award-winning story by Lois Shea

To whom it may concern: I've been reading NFTD for 15 years, every issue, every word. Terry's trip is worth following because he's decanted a fine…wine out of the essence of a chaotic world. I've drunk deep of it and would recommend you do the same. Read it and weep, or laugh, or despair or all three all at once. When you share the cup of NFTD you slosh around the astral plane a little higher, and with better background music too. Isn't that something you desperately need? Signed, Hoot, Foxboro MA

Terry, I read your NOTES FROM THE DUMP and thought it was very powerful. I also like your artwork. Thank you for contacting us and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions. Jim Boughton, Executive Director, Chaffee Art Center, Rutland VT

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