Info: 2011 Liberal Arts Symposium, scheduled for April 8, 2011, will feature Victor Wooten, five time Grammy Award-winning bassist, known for his solo work and his work as a member of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones.
From Library Journal: "Starting out in 1973 at Howard University and singing in a wide range of styles from traditional gospel to songs of the Civil Rights struggle to original material, Sweet Honey in the Rock has lovingly explored every aspect of the African American musical experience. The group has maintained its vitality over the years by continuing to change its personnel, and the recollections of group members provide the book's format."
From Amazon.com: "Poetry, like God, is in the details, and the author starts with the building blocks, the amino acids, of verse: accent and duration. Even the most jaded of readers will benefit from his syllable-by-syllable examination of Thomas Campion's 'Now Winter Nights Enlarge' and Wallace Stevens's 'Sunday Morning.' Moving on through discussions of syntax and line, meter and rhyme (or lack thereof), Pinsky enlists both the usual suspects (Shakespeare, Frost, Hardy, Eliot, Bishop) and some less customary ones (Gilbert & Sullivan, Louise Gluck, and the splendid James McMichael) to make his points. These poems are, in some sense, teaching tools for the author. Yet even his on-the-fly commentary causes us to see them in a new light." - James Marcus