Monthly Archives: May 2012

“1610 AM Sailor’s Creek, Virginia”

Albumleaf 84: May 14, 2012 (Farmville) There is too much history here in central Virginia to be preserved pristinely. For every monument and museum, there are another dozen Civil War relics waiting to be found and a score of dilapidated sharecropper shacks falling down in the woods. At nearby Sailor’s Creek, site of the Civil […]

“Hedda at Act Four”

Albumleaf 83: May 10, 2012 (Farmville) HEDDA, dressed in black, is pacing back and forth in the dark room, moving out of sight toward the left. Several chords are heard on the piano. She comes in view again, returning into the drawing room. –Henrik Ibsen: Hedda Gabler, IV. Trans. Rolf Fjelde [Audio clip: view full […]

William Carlos Williams speaks

Oh that the rocks of the Areopagus had kept their sounds, the voices of the law! Or that the great theatre of Dionysius could be aroused by some modern magic to release what is bound in it, stones! that music might be wakened from them to melt our ears . —Paterson, IV: iii