The Culture Club: Theme for November-December 2008

by ttucker23 on November 27, 2008

Here are the works we’ll be looking at for the next couple of months. We’ll be focusing on two American poets of the 20th century:

Wallace Stevens

  • The Poems of Our Climate
  • Of Mere Being
  • The Course of a Particular
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
  • Domination of Black
  • Nomad Exquisite
  • Not Ideas About the Thing But the Thing Itself
  • The Idea of Order at Key West
  • The Man Whose Pharynx Was Bad
  • The Snow Man
  • Sunday Morning
  • Tea at the Palaz of Hoon
  • Of Modern Poetry
  • Auroras of Autumn

William Carlos Williams

  • The Act
  • The Savage Beast
  • Raindrops on a briar
  • The words lying idle
  • Picture of a nude in a machine shop
  • The stylist
  • A place (any place) to transcend all places
  • New Mexico
  • The horse show
  • The three graces
  • 3am The girl with the honey colored hair
  • The girl
  • The gentle rejoinder
  • Turkey in the straw
  • The wrong door
  • The artist
  • The drunk and the sailor
  • Construction
  • Cezanne
  • The loving dexterity
  • The chrysanthemum
  • Song
  • The children
  • The gossips
  • Portrait of a woman at her bath
  • To my friend Ezra Pound

Plus two roughly contemporary American orchestral pieces.

  • Quiet City – Aaron Copland
  • Knoxville: Summer of 1915 – Samuel Barber

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