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Title: “IT IS A WINNING CAKE”: HOW AND WHY TO SLOW DOWN, STOP THE CLOCK, TAKE TIME OUT FOR POETRY AND FOOTBALL MAKES LIFE A MOVABLE FEAST AND HAPPY AND BEAUTIFUL AND MEANINGFUL, WITH GENIUSES ON LIFE’S SIDELINES AND FRONTLINES GERTRUDE STEIN AND MARCEL PROUST ON

“IT IS A WINNING CAKE”: HOW AND WHY TO SLOW DOWN, STOP THE CLOCK, TAKE TIME OUT FOR POETRY AND FOOTBALL MAKES LIFE A MOVABLE FEAST AND HAPPY AND BEAUTIFUL AND MEANINGFUL, WITH GENIUSES ON LIFE’S SIDELINES AND FRONTLINES GERTRUDE STEIN AND MARCEL PROUST ON

February 6th, 2011

“It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.”–Gertrude Stein. And so… Go to Episode

ANTILAMENTATION: WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BROOKLYN AND ALASKA? JAPAN? PASADISE LOSTS: WE’VE GOT TO GET OURSELVES BACK TO THE GARDEN—Poetry’s squirrelly news of Loss and Love of This Loved and Lost and Found Earth and Its Creatures, continued, with v

March 14th, 2011

Music: Joni Mitchell ., Big Yellow Taxi (we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden) Jonathan Elias, Requiem for the Americas, Songs from the Lost… Go to Episode

THE CONJUGATION OF LET: I LET, YOU LET, HE SHE IT LETS, WE LET, YOU LET, THEY LET, WHO LET . . . LET’S . . . LINDA GREGG STARTED THIS! –THINKING OF THE LORD, THE BEATLES, ALEXANDER POPE, MILTON, SHAKESPEARE, T.S. ELIOT, E.E. CUMMINGS, AND SO MANY MORE, LE

July 27th, 2011

I have been thinking a lot about the word “let” in our language. The past two weeks, we heard Linda Gregg’s poem “Let Birds”–Let birds… Go to Episode

STORM SURGE ON THE MIND: Words for Waiting (For/Out) a Storm, When You’re Slowed Way Down, to the music of Good Night Irene, Stormy Weather, Singing in the Rain, and You’ll Never Walk Alone. Can you guess what the poetry news is for this week’s show? We’r

August 29th, 2011

Dr. B, with all due respect, what if we are slowed down . . . way slowed down . . . TOO slowed down . . . stuck in traffic, waiting for a storm, waiting… Go to Episode