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The Whammies catch the Steve Lacy bug
The American soprano saxophonist and composer Steve Lacy (1934-2004) once described jazz as a "bug" — the kind of virus that can "bite" you any time and any place, and that you can't shake.
| January 25, 2013
Awaas challenge norms, politics, and audiences
If metal is a fundamentally outsider genre, Awaas is what happens when a metal band looks in.
The sound of progress
| October 26, 2012
SLIDESHOW: Photos from ''Elsa's Housebook: A Woman's Photojournal''
Photos from Elsa Dorfman's 1974 book, featuring portraits of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and Elsa herself.
| October 19, 2012
I asked the question this way: "Where would you want to be buried?" Not "do," but "would." That is to say if, by chance, you were to die, unlikely as that might be, where would you want to spend all of nonexistence?
Spooky? A bit, but Massachusetts's cemeteries are also the bucolic, final resting places of many great American writers.
| June 18, 2010
For Josh Sinton, Steve Lacy stood out almost from the beginning.
A jazz master’s legacy finds traction
| May 21, 2010
Rhode Island’s First Family of Poetry
Husband and wife Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop will be giving a reading at the Providence Central Library, on Washington Street, on Sunday, April 11 at 2 pm. That’s no small matter for poetry lovers.
Words, Words, Words
| April 09, 2010
Rock n' Roll saves the day
One way to keep dry, academic art theorizing from getting too, well, dry and academic is to inject some rock and roll.
'Inappropriate Covers' at Brown's Bell Gallery
| May 08, 2009
Frank Carlberg | The American Dream
Other jazz musicians have set the poetry of Robert Creeley to music. Here poetry takes on the form of incantation in the repetition of Creeley's short, oblique verses.
Red Piano (2009)
| April 24, 2009
Portland Music News: April 10, 2009
We have a tentative street date for cheek-metal purveyors PIGBOAT 's new album, Float: April 21, with a release show later that week, April 25, at Geno's
PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF
| April 10, 2009
DIY and more
Jazz acts up
Regattabar, Scullers, Creative Nation Music's fifth-anniversary celebration and more
| March 16, 2009
Portland music news: March 13, 2009
PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF
| March 11, 2009
Selected and otherwise
Simic is a poet not of big gloomy poems but of small glooms and fears that haunt our waking lives and disturb our sleep.
A sheaf of post-April poetry and poets
| May 13, 2008
Philip Whalen (1923–2002) is a great American poet.
Philip Whalen’s word bombs
| January 14, 2008
Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place
Ferrini and Riaf present the complex American literary figure Charles Olson in a clear way by focusing not on the facts of his life but on the facts of his work.
The best film about an American poet ever made
| September 12, 2007
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