The correspondence between John and Abigal Adams is astonishing for its length and historical value. They wrote to each other constantly during their long periods of separation and one can see an almost daily tide of events from their courtship in 1762 to the Presidency. Here I attempt to do an occasional read from the historical archive with the assistance of Julie Bellam.
- Drunken Memories of Anne Sexton, by Alan Dugan.
- Her Kind, by Anne Sexton.
- After Making Love, We Hear Footsteps, by Galway Kinnell.
Read by Walter O’Hara and Julie Bellam
From "Airy Persiflage" (http://misternizz.podbean.com) Garrett and Walter O’Hara recite one of the surrealistic/comedic gems of Mr. Frank Key. Recorded, Burke VA 2011
This is a very short story by Richard Matheson, a famous television writer and master of the short story form. Written as a parable about nuclear war (in 1953), it was not received well, and in some jurisdictions people actually wanted it banned. I rather like the darkly ironic tone and imagery of this short-short piece. I have always read it very differently from the author’s intent, and took the allegory as representing the madness of popular culture. Go figure!