NauenThen

The Double Yews II

June 5, 2015

Fun! We had fun & I think the audience did too. Or so they have said.

Fun. Yes, a good thing in poetry indeed.

Our show had the right combination of amateur & professional—that is, enthusiastic in execution but not necessarily polished, and professional in knowing what we were doing in putting the works together.

Set list:
Emily Dickinson, New Year’s Day selection from Collected Poems

Frank O’Hara, “Lana Turner Has Collapsed”

Edgar Allan Poe, from “The Bells”

Philip Whalen, “Whistler’s Mother”

George Whitefield, “O Lovely Appearance of Death” [George Whitefield was an 18th- century revivalist, who wrote this poem for his own funeral. Annie learned the song from her aunt, musicologist & singer Hally Wood.]

Walt Whitman, from “Song of Myself”

Bernadette Mayer, from “Essay”

William Carlos Williams, from “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower”

“I’ve Got Your Ice Cold Nugrape,” recorded 1926 by the NuGrape Twins

Langston Hughes, “Tell Me”

Ron Padgett, from Great Balls of Fire

Susie Timmons, “The New Old Paint”