Danse Russe

William Carlos WILLIAMS (1883 - 1963)

Williams spent his life as a doctor practicing pediatric medicine in northern New Jersey, a few miles west of New York City. During the work day, between seeing patients, he often dashed off poems on the backs of blank prescription pads that he kept in his pocket. This particular poem was written in just such a spontaneous way, after seeing the Russian Ballet perform in Manhattan. Each of the 16 readers in this collection took the challenge to make the same kind of leap - reading it spontaneously.
(Summary by Alan Davis-Drake.)

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Version 1 Annie Coleman Rothenberg
00:01:06
Play 02 Version 2 Chris Goringe
00:00:56
Play 03 Version 3 Cori Samuel
00:00:55
Play 04 Version 4 Ezwa
00:00:59
Play 05 Version 5 Ianna Drake Rosenthal
00:01:00
Play 06 Version 6 John Gonzalez
00:01:46
Play 07 Version 7 JemmaBlythe
00:01:01
Play 08 Version 8 featherheadfop
00:01:07
Play 09 Version 9 Kristin Hughes
00:01:05
Play 10 Version 10 Lenny Glionna Jr.
00:01:05
Play 11 Version 11 Laura M.D.
00:00:50
Play 12 Version 12 Michael Sirois
00:01:17
Play 13 Version 13 Maria Morabe
00:00:58
Play 14 Version 14 Maddie
00:00:56
Play 15 Version 15 Sean McKinley
00:01:02
Play 16 Version 16 Sean McGaughey
00:01:06