Scattered Rhymes: Evan Hansen

Scattered Rhymes: Evan Hansen

by Ben Pease on December 24, 2010

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in Poetry and Poetics,Recordings,Scattered Rhymes

I’ve never seen Evan Hansen wear a cowboy hat, but his pensive look in this picture displays the same concern he shows in his poetry for people and the tremendous, unspeakable burdens they carry on a daily basis. While the characters in these poems at times find solace, it is by no means permanent, and Hansen makes us wonder if a lifetime of momentary relief might be the best we can hope for. With that in mind, here’s to the upcoming long weekend providing us all with a little more time to relax our way into the summer.

Evan Hansen, Part 1

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Evan Hansen, Part 2

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