90th Anniversary Celebration for the Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:00pm

The Grolier Poetry Book Shop, the oldest poetry book shop in the United States, is celebrating its 90th year. As part of our celebration, we are holding a fundraiser featuring the work of two distinguished poets with deep ties to the Grolier: Donald Hall and E.E.Cummings.

Boston Composers set poems from each poet to music. The program for Musical Notes at 90 is as follows:

• A performance of 4 settings of E.E. Cummings in Just- by 4 different WordSong composers [Howard Frazin, Benjamin Pesetsky, Tom Schnauber, and Adam Simon] performed by Krista River, mezzo soprano, Rafael Popper Keizer, cello, and Robert Schulz,marimba.

• The premiere of a new song cycle, Letting Go, by Howard Frazin that is a setting of 6 Donald Hall poems [The Wish, The Child, Moon Shot, Villanelle, By the Exeter River, and White Apples] performed by Keith Phares, baritone, and Linda Osborn, piano. Letting Go, an early 90th birthday present for Mr. Hall, will include a video introduction by Donald Hall.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Students: $20.00
General Audience: $37.50
Sponsor/Patron: $75.00, preferred seating, and a higher level of support for the mission of the Grolier.

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While much has changed since the
Grolier Poetry Book Shop opened its doors in 1927,
what remains constant is that people need poetry,
and poetry needs a home.

The Grolier is that home.


This fundraiser celebrates the rich literary tradition of the Grolier Poetry Book Shop while providing support as we plan for our 100th year.

We hope to see you at our event,
and thank you for your support.

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Grolier Poetry Bookshop
2 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138