4.1.18 Fools Rush In

Alexander Pope wrote in his 1711 poem An Essay on Criticism, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” Not much has changed in 300 years because this week on melodically challenged Fools Rush In! The poems and songs you’ll hear feature fools of all kinds, but no angels! Don’t be a fool; join us for the next melodically challenged!


Wildfire Moon (Summer, L.A. 2016) – Carol Muske-Dukes

Billy Strayhorn, Ohio Was Just a Terrible Dream – Gabrielle Calvocoressi

samuel johnson, – Aracelis Girmay

Little Elegy – Betsy Sholl

Time to be the fine line of light – Carrie Fountain

fabulous ones – Jeffrey Thomson

Fools Gold – Pheasant

Rocksteady – Ishion Hutchinson

I’m a Fool to Love You – Cornelius Eady

Native Memory – Ansel Elkins

Perfect for Any Occasion – Alberto Ríos

Why Eat Why Kill – Abraham Smith

Fools, Don’t Listen To a Word I Say – Uniform Motion

Northwest Passage – Averill Curdy

Hoarders: Tara – Kate Durbin

Love is a Sidewinder – Terry L. Kennedy

The Ten Commandments – Jericho Brown

Penelope at the Wheel – Henrietta Goodman

For the Blind Man in the Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence – Jeffrey Thomson

Fool – Red Crickets

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Jeffrey Thomson

My Last Duchess – Robert Browning

Degrets – Anselm Berrigan

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