Judith Shapiro cuts loose in the comments bringing us a wonderful bit of art/poetry called the Duplex Planet.
In 1979 David Greenberger became the new young, fresh-out of art school activities director of the home. David encouraged Ernest to write poetry and over the last seven years of his life he wrote more than four hundred poems. David published a collection of Ernest’s poems, “We Did Not Plummet into Space”. David also published “The Duplex Planet”, 6-page typed and photocopied fold-over volumes that came out almost monthly, direct transcripts of conversations by the residents of the nursing home in response to typically quirky questions posed by David. I subscribed to “The Duplex Planet” twenty years ago and I hadn’t looked at my copies in many years, but thanks to this blog I found them in the bookcase, dusted them off and had a lovely afternoon revisiting them. I also found The Duplex Planet alive and well in the electronic age.
Welcome to the Planet.