According to Rabindranath Tagore, “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” But human beings do count moments and months, and this show features poetry and music for each month of the year.
Dancer and choreographer Martha Graham defines dance as “the hidden language of the soul.” The poets in today’s show uncover that language and display it in their poems. Ilya Kaminsky is the featured poet.
George Eliot wrote in her first book, Adam Bede, that “Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.” This episode of melodically challenged explores the truth and the lie. The poems ask: What is the truth? When do we tell lies? And why? Cate Marvin…
Robert Hass said, “As poet laureate, I was asked to be a spokesman for literature.” This show celebrates the Poets Laureate of the United States, from the first poet to officially hold the title, Robert Penn Warren, to the current Poet Laureate, recently-appointed Juan Filipe Herrera.
Helen Keller said, “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” When we decided to create a show about the dark, we expected to find poetry with ghosts, monsters, and all things that…
Richard Corliss said, “Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul?”
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