Disclaimer: I’m gloating a little bit. Very proud of myself for getting a job like this one, right out of college. But seriously: I’m so honored and lucky to be doing this kind of creative, adventurous, and socially-conscious work. Looking forward to rehearsals starting up in August!
I think Dickman does an incredible disservice to this otherwise breathtaking poem of his by reading it the way he does. That endless first line is like a long, soaring promontory that gathers momentum and gathers momentum until it hurtles the reader off a precipice and into the abrupt and magnificent final words of the poem.