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  • Patt Morrison Asks: The poet, W.S. Merwin

    Patt Morrison Asks: The poet, W.S. Merwin
    An Idaho resort hotel's verdure is not the wild tumble around W.S. Merwin's beloved Hawaiian home, but disciplined grass and orderly stands of trees. Not, perhaps, the sort of trees Merwin had in mind when he wrote, "On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree." But the Sun Valley Writers' Conference bears an annual crop of words and ideas, and Merwin is here as a master gardener of that. He just ended a year's term as the nation's poet laureate. He has to his name two Pulitzer Prizes and more than 30 books of poetry and prose, and a hand-planted forest at home of rare and endangered palms. The Merwin Conservancy is dedicated to keeping his works green -- the ones he created with words, and the natural ones that exist before and beyond them.
  • Cast set for Gabriel Kahane Musical, "February House" at Long Wharf

    Cast set for Gabriel Kahane Musical, "February House" at Long Wharf
    Casting is complete for the world premiere of the Gabriel Kahane musical, "February House" which begins performances Feb. 15 at Stage II New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. The show will run through March 18. The show will also platy off-Broadway's Public...

    "February House": Sunday In The Parlor With George

    "February House": Sunday In The Parlor With George
    By FRANK RIZZO, frizzo@courant.com The Hartford Courant February 24, 2012 The show: "February House" The place: Stage II at Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven. What is it?: World premiere of musical with script by Seth Bockley; music and...

    Review: Ties bind even as brickbats fly in 'Other Desert Cities'

    Review: Ties bind even as brickbats fly in 'Other Desert Cities'
    If like me you come from a mixed family, meaning there are conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats boisterously hashing out their differences at the holiday table, you'll have an easy time recognizing the Wyeth clan gathered to celebrate...

    Christopher Plummer still has 'A Word or Two' to say

    Christopher Plummer still has 'A Word or Two' to say
    "First you're young. Then you're old. Then you're wonderful." — Alice Roosevelt Longworth STRATFORD, Canada — Christopher Plummer is in the wonderful phase of his career — and at 82 he's seizing the opportunity. In February, the six-...