No Bull, No Fluff, No Smudges
Your news source for
Flagler, Florida and Beyond

Wallace Stevens Read by Bill Murray

| August 20, 2012

wallace stevens bill murray rabbit

Imagine what he would whisper in Bill Murray’s ear.

The risk in living too dissolute, too full, too prosaic a life is that we sometimes forget to pick up our Wallace Stevens, and so miss out on images “Of moonlight on the thick, cadaverous bloom/That yuccas breed,” on sounds–especially in this pustular election season–of “speech belched out of hoary darks,” on lines as imaginatively drawn as a George Bellows canvas on “the ructive sea.”

Bill Murray to the rescue.

On June 11, Murray read two poems by Wallace Stevens at Bubby’s Brooklyn, as part of Poets House’s 17th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge. “Poets House,” its website tells us, “is a national poetry library and literary center that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry.” Here he is, reading “The Planet on the Table” and “A Rabbit As King of the Ghosts.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

FlaglerLive's forum, as noted in our comment policy, is for debate and conversation that adds light and perspective to articles. Please be courteous, don't attack fellow-commenters or make personal attacks against individuals in stories, and try to stick to the subject. All comments are moderated.

Read FlaglerLive's Comment Policy | Subscribe to the Comment Feed rss flaglerlive comment feed rss

More stories on FlaglerLive
Loading

FlaglerLive Email Alerts

Enter your email address to get alerts.

ADVERTISEMENTS

support flaglerlive palm coast flagler county news pierre tristam
news service of florida

Recent Comments

Advertisement
FlaglerLive is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization | FlaglerLive.com P.O. Box 254263, Palm Coast, FL 32135 | Contact the Editor by email | (386) 586-0257 | Sitemap | Log in