Applause for poetry – it’s a snap

Ward Degler

Ward Degler lives in Zionsville with his wife and dog. He is author of “The Dark Ages of My Youth … and Times More Recent.” You can contact him at

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  1. Tim Harris says:

    Snapping started In the 1950s in Greenwich Village where they read at places where there were apartments upstairs and were not aloud to make a lot of noise.

  2. history says:

    No. actually finger snapping as applause dates back in history as far as the Roman era.

  1. June 3, 2013

    […] On this date in 1926, Allen Ginsberg was born.  If it weren’t July in Houston, we’d suggest a black mock turtleneck and a beret as attire for the evening.  Instead, just fire up the 10k Maniacs and snap your fingers. […]

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