Friday, November 1, 2013

In the Shadows of an Autumn Evening

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In the Shadows of an Autumn Evening

Billy Collins
Billy Collins
November 2, 2013

Coming to you this week from the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, it's a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, the Pied Piper of Poetry, Billy Collins, mandolinist and bluegrass ambassador Sam Bush, and men's vocal ensemble Cantus. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
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O, What a Luxury
O, What a Luxury by Garrison Keillor

O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound collects verse written by Garrison Keillor, most of it for performance on A Prairie Home Companion. These poems are about places — Kansas, Sunset Boulevard, Seattle ("everything is uphill in Seattle"), Minnesota, Manhattan ("If the Oyster Bar is fresh out of oysters/ We'll take the subway up to the Cloisters") — fatherhood ("That old man in the garage once let loose a great barrage"), and odes to Mozart, onion soup, plumbers, the importance of honking your own horn, and the Republican lady from Knoxville who bought her brassieres by the boxful.

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