Friday, November 20, 2009

The Accompanist: A Poem by William Matthews

The Google Books entry on Billy Collins' Poetry 180 Anthology features William Matthews' The Accompanist, which makes for some interesting reading:

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A question: is there a tendency in poets who write poems about accompanists to stereotype what we do by poetically exploring our (wrongly or not) perceived servitude?

More links to poems about accompanists on the Collaborative Piano Blog:

Arnie Ibsen's Accompanist Poem
Accompanist for Florence Foster Jenkins, a Poem by Darren Morris
Ken Weisner's Accompanist Poem
Dick Allen's Accompanist Poem

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