A Show for Pre (and Ali) On the way to the phenomenon of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tour de force on Alexander Hamilton, the power of books and poetry to excite and move our world, Viet Tang Nwhen (Viet Thanh Nguyen)’s The Sympathizer (look for it as the next musical blockbuster on Broadway, I’m just sayin), we slow down to consider lyrical feats and feet: THE POETRY OF INDIGESTION, PAIN, AND GLORIOUS PHYSICAL DESIRE TO RUN AND TO WIN (AND EVEN LOSE) IN LANES AND LINES WITH POETIC FEET
. . . HOMAGE TO STEVE PREFONTAINE AND THE Upcoming NCAA Track and Field Championships with Emily Dickinson, soul sister to Pre, and Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, Marianne Moore, e.e. cummings, Walt Whitman, and more
FOR OUR SHOW THIS WEEK WE BRING TOGETHER NEWS OF THE HOUR, RUNNING NEWS FROM TRACK TOWN USA, TALKING ABOUT THE GUTS OF PERFORMANCE, AND MORE PERSONAL NEWS OF GUTS
…POETIC SPRINTERS AND FAST TWITCHERS, THE POETS OF LONG DISTANCE AND SLOW TWITCHERS,
POETS WITH KICK, FRONT-RUNNING POETS . . .
YOU GET MY DRIFT . . . it’s about bravery and courage and overcoming pain and the connection between peak running and poetry performance inside out!
THE POETRY SLOW DOWN, SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
NOON-1 PM, podcast at BarbaraMossberg.com, produced for radiomonterey.com with Zappa Johns, our Mr. Z: let us go then, you and I, and get this slowing down up and off!
All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper – just running down the edges of different countries and continents, ‘looking for something’.
© Barbara Mossberg 2016