June 27, 2011 Puerto Rico’s first murder. The Battle of Nashville. A dress blooming in the ocean. These are the images Nashville poet Blas Falconer offers listeners during a 2008 reading at the Art Institute of Chicago. In the program Falconer reads from his latest book, A Question of Gravity and Light (Arizona University Press, 2007). His poems, together with readings by Gina Franco, Francisco Aragón, and Brenda Cárdenas, compose an entry in the American Perspectives series, a collaboration between the Poetry Foundation, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Last week, the Poetry Foundation included this program in the podcast section on its website.
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