Diving Into the Wreck

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Adrienne Rich's poem "Diving Into the Wreck" uses the vivid metaphor of underwater investigation to say something personal and universal about uncovering and recovering an understanding of truth. Because April is National Poetry Month, host David Garland presents a recording of Rich reading her poem, and uses it as a starting point for a sequence of songs by Toby Twining, Panda Bear, Antony and the Johnsons, Joshua Stamper, and others, that also seem to address worlds underwater and the search for truth.

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David Garland

Here's the playlist, showing Artist - Song - Album:

Alex North - Moon - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - Varese Sarabande

Adrienne Rich - Diving Into the Wreck - In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry - Rhino

Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders - B Company - The Hurt Locker -

Toby Twining - Playing In the Waves - Eurydice

Panda Bear - Surfer's Hymn - Tomboy

Antony and the Johnsons - The Great White Ocean - Swanlights - Secretly Canadian

Thomas Newman - The Cannery (Main Title) - In the Bedroom

Stephen Stills - Helplessly Hoping - Just Roll Tape

Michael Mantler / Paul Auster, Susi Hyldgaard, Robert Wyatt - If You Have Nothing To Say - Hide and Seek

Golden Ghost - Saturation - Eudimonia - Episyphus

Joshua Stamper - Smoke Signals, Press - Interstitials

Sufjan Stevens - The Owl And The Tanager - All Delighted People

Panda Bear - Scheherezade - Tomboy

Apr. 11 2011 12:22 AM

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