12/30-Booze Show

“…an old sailor,/
Drunk and asleep in his boots,/
Catches tigers/
In red weather.”

 

-Wallace Stevens from “Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock”

Buying Wine- Alexander Long

The Way Dean Young Talks about Wine- Tony Hoagland

Fireflies at Midnight- Sebastian Mathews

A Wedding Toast- Richard Wilbur

The Fine Print on a Label of Non-Alcohol Beer- Adrian Lewis

The Reasonable Thing to Do- Robert Pfeiffer

A Glass of Beer- James Stevens (Read by James Wright)

Beer Can- The Colin L. Orchestra

We Real Cool- Gwendolyn Brooks

A Drowning- Katie Chapel

Band Camp- Christian Barter

Self Portrait with Sadness, Wild Turkey, and Dennis Johnson- Mathew Dickman

Mirror- Mark Strand

A Poem in which My Father is Not the Villain- Debra Ager

My Papa’s Waltz- Theodore Roethke (Read by Philip Levine)

Alan Dugan’s Love Song I and Thou- Alan Dugan (Read by Leon Stokesbury)

Just Another Bar Song- Clop

Her Lover Gone to Buy a Drink, Perhaps- Andrew Cosma

Bio to the Age of 30 with Men, Alcohol and Drugs- Susan Brown

The Country Singer’s Ex-Wife Sober in Mendocino County, California- Carrie Jerrell

Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue- Scott H. Byron

Carol Burnett Inebriated- Katie Fesuk

Disillusionment of Ten O’clock- Wallace Stevens (read by Ann Louderbach)

Ian at the Waiter’s Party Out Behind the Bar, Breadloaf- Sebastian Mathews

The Luncheon of the Boating Party- Leon Stokesbury