NPR's Grace Cavalieri reads her poems & Adam Trice and Geoffrey Himes read their poems and perform their songs in the round
Poetry and song lyrics have a lot in common, but they also have crucial differences. To explore that complicated relationship, we have invited three published Maryland poets to read their poetry, play some songs and talk about verse in all its guises.
Grace Cavalieri has been the host of public radio’s nationally syndicated “The Poet and the Poem” for 39 years now. She is a noted poet and playwright herself with many published books and produced plays. Her newest book is “Other Voices, Other Lives: A Grace Cavalieri Collection,” a selection of poems, plays, and interviews drawn from over 40 years of work. She has received the George Garrett Award from AWP for Service to literature, a Pen Fiction Award, plus CPB’s Silver Medal as well as the Allen Ginsberg, Paterson, Bordighera, and Columbia Poetry Awards. “In the wake of death or abandonment,” the Baltimore City Paper wrote about her poetry, “we find ourselves moving involuntarily between the realms of the past, present, future and imaginary. What Cavalieri proves especially good at is capturing the willy-nilly fluidity of those transitions.” http://www.gracecavalieri.com/
Adam Trice is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and writer from Baltimore. In 2007, he began performing and recording under the name, Red Sammy – an influential character in Flannery O’Connor’s story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (1955) – as solo and duo projects and with a rotating cast of musicians. Trice’s music is a unique blend of rock, folk, country, blues, and Americana styles. Notable songwriters and writers of inspiration include: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Alejandro Escovedo, Tom Waits, Raymond Carver, Charles Bukowski, and many others. Trice has released five album’s (Red Sammy self-titled release, 2007; Dog Hang Low, 2009; A Cheaper Kind of Love Song, 2011; These Poems with Kerosene, 2013; and Creeps & Cheaters, 2015). He has also published a book of poems with accompanying soundtrack titled In Places with Bad Lighting, 2010. http://redsammy.com
Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Nashville Scene, Jazz Times, No Depression, Paste and others, Geoffrey Himes is also a longtime singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with Fred Koller, Walter Egan, Si Kahn, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, Jim Patton, Ken Kolodner, Andrew Grimm, Bob Kannenberg and others. Himes, a singer-pianist, performs in a duo with Love Riot violinist Willem Elsevier. This month Himes will perform with Elsevier and premiere a new song, “A Thirty Year Old Fool."
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