Something I wondered about regarding poetry and pandemics

The next part of our regular countdown of the most popular Parlando Project pieces from last winter will continue soon, but as the world and U. S. consciousness turns increasingly to COVID-19 and pandemic protocols, a question occurred to me. Many posts and pieces in the earlier years of this blog used for texts vivid … Continue reading Something I wondered about regarding poetry and pandemics

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