Music’s Spell: Poems About Music and Musicians edited by Emily Fragos. Recommended by RJ Wheaton

Music’s Spell: Poems About Music and Musicians edited by Emily Fragos

Published March 2009 Everyman Library

ISBN: 9780307270924

The Recommend:

A charming, thoughtful, and richly eclectic collection.

The design — as with all volumes in this series — feels both whimsical and essential; the contents bring together voices separated by centuries.

William Shakespeare and Allen Ginsberg sing within five pages of one another.

Yusef Komunyakaa’s reflections on Little Willie John hum against those of Gerard Manley Hopkins on Purcell.

And don’t miss Joyce Carol Oates’s vignette about waiting on Elvis at a diner in 1956.

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About RJ Wheaton

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RJ Wheaton (@rjwheaton) is a writer and blogger.

He works for a Canadian bookseller and is Senior Producer at PopMatters.com.

He contributes to Datachondria and his writing can currently be found in the Oxford American‘s 2009 Music Issue. His book on Portishead’s Dummy will be published in Continuum’s 33 1/3 series in 2010.

RJ Wheaton resides online at rjwheaton.com.

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