Poetry. Music. Art. Book + CD. With contributions from 23 poets, 3 engineers, and over 30 musicians, PINK THUNDER presents a musical and lyrical experiment by award-winning songwriter/composer Michael Zapruder, to see what happens when poems are sung instead of spoken. Potent with weird, funny, and singular possibilites, PINK THUNDER's playful and startling songs take their form entirely from the shape of the poems from which they are made. The result is a collection of musical readings both compelling and surprising. You are invited to listen.
Featuring the poems of Joshua Beckman, David Berman, Carrie St. George Comer, Gillian Conoley, Bob Hicok, Tyehimba Jess, Noelle Kocot, Dorothea Lasky, Brett Fletcher Lauer, Anthony McCann, Valzhyna Mort, Sierra Nelson, Hoa Nguyen, Travis Nichols, D. A. Powell, Matthew Rohrer, Mary Ruefle, James Tate, Joe Wenderoth, Dara Wier, and Matthew Zapruder, beautifully hand-lettered and illustrated by Arrington de Dionyso.
Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA
Michael Zapruder is an award-winning musician whose discography includes three solo records and the 52 Songs project, for which he wrote, recorded and posted online one song per week for a year. His most recent album, Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope (SideCho Records), won the 2009 Independent Music Award for Best Folk/Singer- songwriter Album. Zapruder's music has been well-received and reviewed widely, most notably by Pitchfork, the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, Magnet Magazine, and The Washington Post. He has toured the US numerous times and appeared with artists like Iron and Wine, Fruit Bats, and Scout Niblett.
Reviews and Other Links
Ned Raggett @ AllMusic
Arrington de Dionyso site
Seth Abramson @ The Huffington Post
David L. Ulin @ Los Angeles Times
Michael Andor Brodeur | Best poetry books of 2012 @ The Boston Globe
Scott Pinkmountain @ HTMLGIANT