The Culture Club: Theme for November-December 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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