T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, an eclectic musical performance

I sort of meant to do this last month as I wrapped up my five year serial presentation of Eliot’s Modernist landmark. This will not be a wrap-up of all the discoveries and feeling that living with this poem each April brought forward for me, but instead a single post that allows one to find … Continue reading T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, an eclectic musical performance

Five Ways of Looking at “The Waste Land”

I’ve seen some takes celebrating the centenary of the publication of Eliot’s Modernist landmark poem “The Waste Land”  this month. To the smallish degree that Twitter recognizes poetry, there have been several threads there — and general arts and literature sections of publications and websites have taken notice as well. I think this notice is … Continue reading Five Ways of Looking at “The Waste Land”

“Sweet Thames” from Eliot’s “The Waste Land” for National Poetry Month

Today we’re going to commemorate something we did to celebrate National Poetry Month during the earlier years of this Project. In a series of posts and performances each April over five years we serially presented the entire “The Waste Land”  here. Eliot’s Modernist masterpiece famously begins “April is the cruelest month…” — a line that … Continue reading “Sweet Thames” from Eliot’s “The Waste Land” for National Poetry Month

The Entire “The Fire Sermon” from T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”

Part of the ongoing adventure of doing this project over the years has been the performance of a section of the English Modernist poetic landmark “The Waste Land”  each April as part of our celebration of National Poetry Month. So far I’ve done three large sections, one each year. My first preference in this has … Continue reading The Entire “The Fire Sermon” from T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”

What the Thunder Said Part 1

It’s April, time to celebrate U. S. National Poetry Month! We’ve had a tradition here over the past five Aprils of performing “The Waste Land”  in serial-installment fashion, and now this year we’ve come to the landmark Modernist poem’s final section: “What the Thunder Said.” Since the Parlando Project officially launched in August 2016 it’s … Continue reading What the Thunder Said Part 1