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Poetry & Music: And the Poet Sang

Saturday, September 22nd, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 23rd, 3:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission

This program features poems by William Blake, Bertolt Brecht, Walt Whitman, Lewis Carroll, William Butler Yeats, Anne Sexton, and Violetta Parra set to music by The Crooked Mouth and others. Purveyors of original music with roots in vaudeville, and harmonizing on themes of loss and forbearance, The Crooked Mouth is
 Beau O’Reilly (vocals), Jenny Magnus (drums and vocals), Troy Martin (guitar, ukulele, and vocals), Matt Test (banjo, accordion, piano, and vocals), and Vicki Walden (bass and vocals).

Doors open 30 minutes before program start time; program will last approximately one hour.


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