LOS ANGELES – Poetry readings have always been a blast for S.A. Griffin, but the tour that the venerable Los Angeles poet plans this spring may be his most explosive.
The author of such collections as "Unborn Again" and "One Long Naked Dance" will be packing his poems inside of a Cold War-era bomb and taking them on the road for a five-week cross-country tour, beginning in April.
His plan: bring the bomb to a city near you, dropping rhymes and free verse by the hundreds on audiences everywhere from Atlanta to Montana, Oregon to North Carolina and points in between.
Griffin says the idea is to create the constructive from the destructive and get people to pay more attention to poetry.
He found the bomb on Craigslist and bought it for $100.