‘Touch Me: The Poems of Suzanne Somers’
04.10.2013
09:07 am

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Throw away all that Sylvia Plath shit right now because this is the only poetry book you’ll ever need, 1980’s Touch Me: The Poems of Suzanne Somers.

Here’s an excerpt from Somers’ poem “Organic Girl”:

Organic girl dropped by last night

For nothing in particular

Except to tell me again how beautiful and serene she feels

On uncooked vegetables and wheat germ fortified by bean sprouts—

Mixed with yeast and egg whites on really big days—

She not only meditates regularly, but looks at me like I should

And lectures me about meat and ice cream

And other aggressive foods I shouldn’t eat.


 
Below, Kristen Wiig reads from Touch Me: The Poems of Suzanne Somers:

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Truly Post-Punk: Suzanne Somers meets Wire on ‘The Late Show,’ 1987

With thanks to Skye Nicolas!

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Truly Post-Punk: Suzanne Somers meets Wire on ‘The Late Show,’ 1987
11.26.2012
10:21 am

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Here’s a clip of Suzanne Somers guest hosting The Late Show (subbing for Joan Rivers after she was fired) in 1987.

The musical guests that night? Wire.

Suzanne Somers: “You’re sorta a far-out kinda group, you know?”

Bruce Gilbert: “Ummm, I doubt it.”

 

 
With thanks to Todd Phillips!

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion