September 9th, 2008

breaking bad

Larkin and Dowland

OnNational Poetry Day, which I think is the 9th October, my poetry group will be doing a public reading of 'Coventry Poetry' at The Criterion Theatre in Earlsdon. We'll do some Larkin, some John Dowland*, and some of our own work.

I am working on performing three Larkin poems: Sad Steps (about the moon), Solar (about - obviously - the sun), and Vers de Societie.

*Tudor Lutenist, wrote 'Flow My Tears', 'Favourite of Philip K Dick... who envisioned a future America in which Dowland songs would be sung by Linda Ronstadt'