David Shapiro

David Shapiro’s sonnets set to song

February 21, 2011

[Recital: March 21st]

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Ur Poems: David Shapiro

January 28, 2011
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My first memory of my father is: “Hurled headlong flaming!”

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“House Blown Apart Twice” [I-VII] by Star Black

May 6, 2010

[Poem of the Week: 5/6/2010]

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Keats Revisited: “It’s Not a Well-Wrought Urn, it’s a Well of Ashes and Wine”

February 21, 2010
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That urn is cold. I find it strange that several poets and scholars speak of the beauty-truth equation as the last lines of the poem. That equation has called forth so much fuss – its bald assertiveness is immensely persuasive at first hearing, then almost instantly the mind rebels against the symmetry of identity.

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