Tag Archives: Alfred Corn

Bamboo Pavilion: Chinese Poems and Paintings by Joanne Wang and Alfred Corn

… Bamboo Pavilion is a beautiful jewel of a book. Chinese poets like Du Fu and Li Bai are translated by Alfred Corn with paintings by the contemporary Chinese artist, Joanne Wang, the present and that past in a really pleasurable collaboration. I’ve scanned a […]

Alfred Corn reads Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare

… If you are ever going to memorize a sonnet of Shakespeare, Sonnet 18 may be the one because it is beautiful to say, easy to understand, and anyone with just a little practice can communicate it. Sonnet 18 is one of the sonnets written […]

Joanne Wang: Calligraphic Nature

… I was talking to Joanne Wang the other day and mentioned how much I enjoyed seeing her show last year in October. “That was in August,” she informed me. I wondered about my memory, but I don’t think of her work at a certain […]

Alfred Corn reads at Poets House

… On October 8, 2016 in the late afternoon Alfred Corn read some poems at a celebration for his work at Poets House. The first poem Alfred reads here, The Bridge, Palm Sunday, 1973, I have added below. … … The Bridge, Palm Sunday, 1973 […]

Alfred Corn reads English Renaissance Poets

… Today is April 23, the day Shakespeare was born and died. He’d be 453. In celebration here is the poet Alfred Corn reading poems of Renaissance English poets including Shakespeare that I recorded at the New York Botanical Garden in June of 2013. These […]

All It Is from Unions by Alfred Corn

… If you like a poem, type it out and memorize it and you will get to know it better. Here is a poem by Alfred Corn called All It Is, and that is what it is about, all it is. It is one of […]

In my words, June 17 – 23

… Sunday morning, 9:09 AM. I’m tired, but here I am on the Amtrak train at Penn Station; it just began to move jerking me forward then pushing me back into the comfortable seat setting me and all the other passengers in motion to get […]