Got a stunning phone call this morning, from an impish David Del Tredici, former Pulitzer prize winner for his symphony "Alice." David had set one of my poems, earlier named "German Phone Sex," now called "Trout." The poem is in "Circe, After Hours," and will be included in "Packing Light" as well. David calls the song, "Di Forelle" ("The Trout"), after the song cycle by Schubert. But this is not your great great grandmother's Schubert!
The poem is part of a song cycle called "My Favorite Penis Poems." The cycle also includes poetry by Rumi, Edward Field, Allen Ginsberg, and David Antler. I'm the only woman poet whose work is represented!
The World Premiere of the concert, "Wondrous Merge," is Thursday, December 4th at 7:30 p.m. in the Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, Broadway and 95th Street. Advance tickets are 25 dollars, at the door tickets are 30 dollars.
I wish I could go! If you live in New York City, will you consider going (and dress to the nines!) I'd love to hear about it and to have some pictures. David said he would send a recording and I will share that when I receive.
The post card he sent in the mail today has some cheerful little penises with hearts coming out of their tips. I'm surprised the postal lady delivered it!
My gift for the day was that phone call from David Del Tredici!
Causes Marilyn Kallet Supports
Southern Poverty Law Center, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, ACLU, Amnesty International, Save Darfur.