116.1: Ken Taylor:: black mountain & poem for tuba & trombone
1 October 2012
After checking out Ken Taylor’s website, I can’t shake the feeling that his poetry and his pastels are deeply connected. The two poems selected for this week are, like many of his pastels, compositions built from swatches. Unit by unit, phrase by phrase, I’ve come to appreciate Taylor’s poetry as a symphony of shades. Rather than muddy his compositions, Taylor gives his phrases the room to speak, alter, and ultimately harmonize.
116.2: Tory Adkisson:: Idle States and Idle Loves
4 October 2012