POETSâ€™ TAKE ON CAPITOL â€œNEWSâ€â€”WOULD THE GODS DO ANY DIFFERENTLY? IF HOMER IS ANY EVIDENCE, WE MAY YET FACE A HAPPY ENDING. MEANWHILE, SPEAKING OF HAPPY ENDINGS: BIRTHDAYS OF TWO WRITERS OF OLD-SCHOOL COMEDY, SYLVIA PLATH AND E.E. CUMMINGS, FELLOW COGNOSCENTI OF CONSCIENCE AND LIFE AND LITERARY COURAGE
Our Happy Hour, in between the headline, late-breaking, heart-breaking news, the news we need, the news we heed, the news without which men die miserably every day.
Wait, hold on, there, Dr. B! Are you saying . . . I am. Did you mean . . . I did. Sylvia Plath as comic? Yes. Related in any way to e.e. cummings? I think so! Well, bring it on, and show us what youâ€™ve got. Thank you. Iâ€™ll do my best.
Welcome to our Poetry Slow Down, airing live Sunday October 6, Noon-1pm PST, KRXA 540AM. Weâ€™ll consider the goings on in Washington, D.C., from the perspective of earliest human narratives, Homer, the beginning of The Odyssey in fact, in the behavior of the gods. Itâ€™s ultimately a comic epic, a happy ending, order restored, community values upheld, characters prevailing against all odds. And in the same vein, weâ€™ll think about e.e. cummings and Sylvia Plath and what case can be made for comedy, conscience, courage, and cognoscenti.
You know you move too fast. Weâ€™ll slow down and see what case there is for celebration of lives, and even hope for todayâ€™s national politics, with your host, Professor Barbara Mossberg
THE POETRY SLOW DOWN
Dr. Barbara Mossberg
Produced by Sara Hughes
October 6, 2013
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