Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Rich Life

This morning when sort of half listening to the Writer’s Almanac I was intrigued by the first few lines of Auden’s Muse des Beux Arts “About suffering they were never wrong,
The Old Masters: how well they understood
 its human position…”juxtaposed with “…Where the dogs go on with their doggy life…”

This got me thinking about the repeat of the funny interview I heard yesterday with Robert Smigel talking about Triumph the Insult Comic Dog here on Fresh Air but also the discussion with the Belcea String Quartet last week on Saint Paul Sunday about Benjamin Britten following Auden out to L.A.

It is a rich life we lead here on the Internets.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Flitting In

We're still out here. Andrew is working on his collaborative novel about the local "poetry" scene and I am just finishing up a marvelous class "Voice for the Actor" that has taught me a world's worth of information about sharing my poems with and touching an audience.

I've been quite engaged by these Poetry Off The Shelf podcasts.

Do give them a spin.