What is a chorus? We come up with a different answer to that question every time we record a poem. Scroll down to hear more:

Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Travel

T.S. Eliot, “Animula“:

Edna St. Vincent Millay, “First Fig

Emily Dickinson, “96” (…My life closed twice before its close)

Edna St. Vincent Millay, “What lips my lips have kissed..”

Gertrude Stein, excerpts from “Pigeons on the grass alas alas.”
Walt Whitman, “A Noiseless Patient Spider.”
William Blake, “The Garden of Love.”
Wallace Stevens, “The Emperor of Ice-Cream.”
Algernon Charles Swinburne, “Before the Beginning of Years.

(1) Wallace Stevens, “The Emperor of Ice-Cream” (the classic 2010 version) (2) Edwin Arlington Robinson’s “Richard Cory

ANTHOLOGY I: Soundtrack with Benefits
Our first CD, released July 8, 2011 at the screening of ANTHOLOGY I, contained these tracks.

“588,” by Emily Dickinson. Hart Crane, “My Grandmother’s Love Letters Another version of T.S. Eliot, “Animula“:

“The world is lunatic,” by [poet redacted].
[poet redacted] “So capsize.” W.B. Yeats’s “The Second Coming.” Robert Herrick, “Delight in Disorder
Emily Dickinson, “256” (…There’s a certain slant of light)

[poet redacted], “Murderer
Poet redacted, “Die Rich

ARCHIVAL RECORDINGS (some problems with sound quality)
Christopher Smart’s “For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry,” an excerpt from his longer poem, “Jubilate Agno.” “Patterns,” by Amy Lowell. “In A Station of the Metro,” by Ezra Pound. Kenneth Koch, “To Various Persons Talked To All At Once.” William Blake, “London Dylan Thomas, “A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London Wallace Stevens, “Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock Baltimore poet Ryan Wilson, “For A Girl I Once Loved.”
Baltimore poet Megan McShea, “III.” (Poem was composed to live improvised music at 2009’s High Zero festival.) Yeats, “No Second Troy” experimental mix, with chorus vocals and guitar:
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, excerpt from “Rime of the Ancient Mariner John Donne, “Song
Philip Larkin’s “This Be The Verse” with Wendy Cope’s “Bloody Men.” Vocals only.
Yeats, “Drinking Song” experimental mix, chorus and piano:

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