Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kevin Young

A poem turned top-40 radio hit; the sonic impressions of both a lyric poem and a memorable tune; and the parallels between Blues and modernist poetry are three examples of the varied intersections between poetry and music. Read essays on these topics by poets Wyn Cooper, Claudia Emerson, and Kevin Young from the newly-released anthology The Poetics of American Song Lyrics.