Unexpected snow today.
"Twice in your life you know that you are approved of by everyone: when you learn to walk, and when you learn to read." —Penelope Fitzgerald
In the Forest
Last night at the Grammy Awards, the poly-stylistic vocal group Roomful of Teeth, won for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. One of the songs on their winning record is “The Orchard,” which is a poem of mine set to music by the composer Sarah Kirkland Snider. Snider’s next record (her second, after the sublime Penelope), is called UNREMEMBERED, a song cycle for 8 voices and chamber orchestra, which based on 12 of my poems and illustrations, and includes a new version of “The Orchard.” UNREMEMBERED will be released next fall and features the voices of Shara Worden, DM Stith, Padma Newsom, and others. Congratulations to Roomful of Teeth!