|Church of Holy Trinity|
316 East 88th Street
(btwn 1st & 2nd Aves.)
New York, NY 10128
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
Just a reminder that the world premiere of "Night Keeps Its Promise," a song cycle by Frank Ezra Levy on my poetry, will take place Sunday, March 6, at the Church of the Holy Trinity on 316 East 88th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, New York, NY 10128. Showtime is 5 p.m. In addition to the song cycle, Cantori, a 36-member vocal ensemble, will perform Gypsy songs on Lorca poems and Renaissance madrigals.
You can order tickets here: http://www.cantorinewyork.com/ .
Hope to see you on Sunday.
Thrum: Poems a new chapbook by Joel Allegretti from Poets Wear Prada
ISBN 978-0-9841844-4-6, Trade Paperback, 38pp., $12.00
"In Thrum Joel Allegretti, deftly and delightfully, strums his magical musical instrument, which is poetry, as he forges fresh forms of songs and stories that are inspired by strummers' strings. 'Context is everything,' Allegretti reminds us, and we’re planted in the heart of a global ancient/modern orchestra. Prepare yourself for the revelatory performance." --Martine Bellen, Author of Tales of Murasaki and Other Poems, 1997 National Poetry Series selection
"Joel Allegretti's latest collection of poems is as enjoyable as it is different. Thrum takes the reader on a journey that explores known musical instruments, such as the mandolin, dulcimer and fiddle, as well as some not-so-known instruments, such as the oud, koto and theorbo. But what makes this journey unique is that each instrument is in a sense personified as the emotive element of each instrument is brought to life. Allegretti does a wonderful job tuning every poem so that the music of each instrument is realized again and again in the words on the page. An intriguing and must read for anyone who has a sense of all that culminates in the commingling of the arts."--Raymond Hammond, Editor, The New York QuarterlyNow Available on Amazon: