I was interviewed by Open Book Ontario because I’m, I guess, a minor poet or author or something like that. The interview has now been published here:
I learned two words today which are very relevant to this past weekend:
plaudit, n. A round of applause; an act of hand-clapping; an audible expression of praise or approval. Hence, more generally: any emphatic expression of approval. Now usually in pl [plaudits].
(I entered and won a poetry slam on Friday. The whole night was amazing. There were serious poems about race, disability, economic inequality, Patsy Cline, agenderism, alcoholism, and many less serious but very entertaining pieces.)
concupiscence, n. Eager or vehement desire; in Theol. use (transl. ἐπιθυμία of N.T.) the coveting of ‘carnal things’, desire for the ‘things of the world’.
(I am unintentionally parodying a romantic comedy movie and taking it very seriously? Something like that.)