Podcasts de wwi

Unreal City

Today we continue our performance of T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” as part of our celebration of National Poetry...

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Thaw

I like to mix up our musical encounters with poetry here, using both well-known and lesser-known poems. Here’s one...

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Rats Alley

Continuing in our #NPM2018 celebrating serialization of “The Waste Land” by T. S. Eliot, it’s come time to perform...

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Good Night Ladies

While performing and posting about T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” bit by bit this month, have I mentioned enough how...

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In Memoriam

Here’s a story about a poem appropriate for this Memorial Day, though the story includes three Easter holidays....

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At the Beginning

A German poem by Anarchist Erich Mühsam written in 1909, now translated to English in 2020 to see if it applies...

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Rayna Noire is My Guest Author on October 31st

Love witches? Come listen to my guest, Rayna Noire, on October 31st. We're celebrating Samhain with her book,...

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On Being Asked for a War Poem

Today's episode is a short, yet puzzling piece with words by William Butler Yeats: “On Being Asked for a War Poem.”...

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To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing

Given that poetry contributes the great majority of the words to the half of the Parlando Project “Where Music and...

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These Fought

The lives, outside of art, of artists bear only a mysterious resemblance to their work. The concentration of time...

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Grass

Last episode I presented Ezra Pound’s rant about the society that lead so many to their deaths in WWI, deaths that...

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Adlestrop

Remember that “reverse English Invasion” that happened 50 years before the Beatles landed in New York in 1964, when...

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South Folk in Cold Country

Here’s one more piece from Ezra Pound’s 1915 breakthrough collection “Cathay,” a war story he called “South Folk in...

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On the Troop Ship to Gallipoli

In the notes to the past few episodes I’ve mentioned how Ezra Pound was more than an exemplary writer, theorist, and...

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Strange Meeting

Here is one more war poem from WWI, this one by another soldier poet, Wilfred Owen. Beside living with the trauma...

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L’Amoureuse

I promise you, we will end up today very close to the love song of the last episode, though we will travel a ways...

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The Death of Apollinaire

This is an elegy, not a love poem, but then an elegy is a love poem that replaces the focus masking the complexity of...

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Raleigh In the Dark Tower

Today’s piece uses a very short poem about a famous doomed adventurer written by a too-little known early modernist...

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Trenches St Eloi

I was talking with my wife this weekend. She’s reading a memoir about current military deployments (and...

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Autumn

100 years ago, a WWI German artillery shell ended the life of T. E. Hulme, the man sparked off what we now know as...

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