CROSS KEYS POETRY RECAP–JULY, 2014–PART 2

So I told you about the new Cross Keys Poetry Society at the library where I work here in my tiny town of Northumberland, Pennsylvania. Click here for part 1 of the story (It’s pretty short, and worth it for the background). I want to post updates about the progress and activities of this part-workshop-part-reading-group…

Friday Flashback, Funeral Blues by W. H. Auden

It’s been a busy week in my part of Penn’s Woods–busy, snowy, icy. And while I’ve had a lot to catch up on I thought it would be a shame to miss the chance at a Friday Flashback on W. H. Auden’s birthday. Auden was a technician, my old mentor would say, a master of…

Bonus Track, “Funeral Blues” by W. H. Auden

Last night I read a poem here by W. H. Auden. I wanted to read this one, but all the readings I’ve seen online seem to pale compared to this scene. Thanks to my friend David M. for pointing this out to me a few years back. I still have to see this movie. I…