Headpots of Arkansas
From: Frank M. Bodkin

To: poo@cts.com

Subject: Question about quote

Where did this quote come from about the juices from dried beattle bugs that is on the page about head pots at


...juices leeched from the dried beetle-bugs of Pemiscot County, melded with bristletail grub-juice and hops. Or, best of them all, sweet, sugary Pecan Wine ... potted in their head pots from Pecan Point, Arkansas, aged six months with good old sour mash and pine-gum pudding.

--- Frank M. Bodkin
Zone Archaeologist
Cumberland and Redbird Districts
Daniel Boone National Forest

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Hi, Frank:

And thanks for your email.

That stuff in the review about "sour mash and pine-gum pudding?"

We suspect that reviewer Amantea made it all up. He is very --- how shall we say it? --- lapidary in his writing.

Still, we are fond of his strange constructs, which may or may not be stranger than those headpots.

--- L Lark

From: Bobmetnews@aol.com

Subject: Porgie

To: carlosamantea@yahoo.com

Does West Cost still offer the Porgie Award for first novels?

--- Bob Nesoff

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Hi, Bob:

Porgie? Porgie? The last time we heard of a Porgie was in Gershwin's Porgie & Bess. Are we out of it?

--- Lolita Lark

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From: Bobmetnews@aol.com

Subject: Re: Porgie

To: carlosamantea@yahoo.com

Guess we show our ages when we admit we remember Porgie & Bess.

Some years ago a friend of mine listed the "Porgie Award" from your organization as being presented for his first novel. My first just came out last month and I had wondered about it.

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Re: Porgie

From: carlosamantea@yahoo.com

To: Bobmetnews@aol.com

Hi, Bob:

But we show our age even more when we remember it was spelled (wasn't it?) "Porgy." And you mentioed "West Cost" --- I presume you meant the "West Coast Review of Books." That ain't us. [Thank the lord.]

--- Lolita Lark
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