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February 18, 2020

Besides being about itself (as music always is), Goldberg-Variations is about fairy tales.  Why fairy tales?  I had been reading Russian fairy tales and Italian fairy tales, and a wonderful collection of annotated fairy tales by Maria Tatar.  My head...

February 18, 2020

I have a history of obsessions - playing the Bach solo violin literature on the flute - trying to reinvent Panalal Ghosh's flute.  Here's one about Eric Dolphy.  The piece originally appeared in Brilliant Corners.

            There is an eleven a...

February 18, 2020

There are also divers other kinds of worms, which for color and shape alter even as the ground out of which they are got; as the marsh-worm, the tag-tail, the flag-worm, the dockworm. . .  Izaak Walton

There was a bookshelf for free books near my offi...

February 18, 2020

There’s a certain slant of light

Imagine the chandeliers, the candles

at moonlight cant, hedge twist –

portrait of a pale cry,

animal rondo, puffed and pouted –

The orchestra files from the pit,

first the flutes, then an oboe,

cleaned with an owl’s feather,

...

February 18, 2020

For my birthday several years ago, my wife got me a little book by Jeffrey Kacirk called The Word Museum.  It was a collection of “forgotten words.”  They certainly seemed like poem titles.

Buzznack

Such music as an old organ

might wheeze, whether pipe...

February 18, 2020

Some years ago I was teaching a novel class at Denison University.  One of the novels I chose was Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News.  Every chapter of The Shipping News (which is about a small newspaper in Newfoundland and contains one of my favorite...

April 11, 2015

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Advance Praise for Goldberg—Variations
 

FLY-FISHER, WORD-HOUND, WIT and storyteller,
Charles Wyatt is most of all a poet with musical skills
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Carolina Wren Press announces the publication of: Goldberg–Variations by Charles Wyatt

April 11, 2015

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