The most popular Parlando Project piece for Summer 2018 is…

Since I’ve been keeping track, one thing has been consistent with the most popular piece each season: it’s been by a poet not widely known or read in the United States. So previously we’ve seen on top after a season of your listening: my translation of Dada principal Tristan Tzara’s “The Death of Apollinaire,”  the … Continue reading The most popular Parlando Project piece for Summer 2018 is…

Mirabeau Bridge

Earlier this month I announced that my performance of Tristan Tzara’s “The Death of Apollinaire”  was the most popular piece here last fall. Seeing this, it’s past time to present a poem by Guillaume Apollinaire himself. If one was to draw a graphical map of the French Modernists of the early 20th Century, corresponding to … Continue reading Mirabeau Bridge

Parlando Project Winter 2017–the Most Popular Piece of the Last Season

The last few days I’ve been looking back over the past three months at the audio pieces that received the most listens and likes from visitors here, and we’ve now counted up to the post revealing the most popular piece. But before I get to that, let me let newer visitors here know what the … Continue reading Parlando Project Winter 2017–the Most Popular Piece of the Last Season

Zeppelins

For reasons of copyrights, I’ve been focusing a fair amount here on using words from the most recent poems whose rights are in the public domain (pre-1924). One side-effect of that: during the run of this project we’ve presented a good number of poems about World War I, which I recently called “The last war … Continue reading Zeppelins