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Music Poetry Books
The Art of Music - A Collection of Writings, Volumes 1 and 2 Elizabeth C. Axford, Editor Anthologies of music-related poems (90 in Vol. 1, 78 in Vol. 2) by ninety contemporary North American poets, authors, and songwriters. Portions of the proceeds are donated to Breast Cancer Research. The editor, Elizabeth C. Axford, is a breast cancer survivor. Paperback, 64 pp. (each volume)
ISBN 10: 0-9673325-8-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-9673325-8-1
ISBN 10: 1-931844-12-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-931844-12-3
"Greetings from Boston. I recently learned about your wonderful anthology series, and purchased Volume 1 on Amazon.com. I have spent many inspiring and enjoyable hours with this volume. Thank you for your important commitments to poets, poetry and music, and your own terrific poems! On a personal note, I have two breast cancer survivors in my family (my aunt Betsy and cousin Teresa), and was glad to see proceeds from the first volume donated to the American Cancer Society." - Alexander L.
"I used this book on two different summers in my advanced poetry class at College of DuPage. The students enjoyed the variety of styles in this book, and found the nature of the poems appealing. Also, they were happy that they received a high value for the economical price. Overall, students of poetry writing were more enthused about this book than other textbooks used previously." - Dr. Mardelle Fortier, Instructor, College of DuPage
"I too am a breast cancer survivor, and I am happy to participate in this project. Best of health to you!" - Polly R.
"I was so pleased with my copy. It is an exceptionally attractive little book, with some great pieces. I just had to thank you for the beautiful work you do. I am ordering two copies of Vol. 2." - Shari O.
"Thanks very much for your fine publication." - Charlie R.
"I am very pleased with the book." - Vicki S.
"The Art of Music – Vol. 2 is so beautiful. Any music lover would be delighted to read it." - Peggy H.
"Since my wife was a music teacher for 20 years, she has many friends in the field who will want copies." - Edwin R.
"Thanks again for such a fine job on The Art of Music. I was totally surprised about the contest and even more surprised that 'Two Sisters' won first place. As you learned from when we spoke today, that selection has special meaning for me…I can't tell you how pleased I am that Anita's and my poem will be in your next collection. I just spoke with Anita's son-in-law, who told me that their 13-year-old daughter, Mischala, had memorized 'Piano Teacher' and recited it in her speech class. How is that for synchronicity?" - Gelia D.
"I'm sorry that it took so long for me to contact you after this fantastic collection came out. I, and others I showed it to were very impressed." - Laura C.
A Great Song (Thomas) A Member of the Orchestra Aboard the Titanic (Cooperman) Al Purdy, Colleen Peterson, and Forever (Madole) Attempted Music (Cooperman) Audience of One (Vaughn) Can You See Me? (Zipper) Caressed by a Cello (Lyons) Chopin Funhouse (Mahaffey) Counterpoint (Humphrey) Daddio's Patio (While the Music Played) (Black) Dancing (Cooperman) Deborah (Zipper) Elected Silence (sing to me) (Gilchrist) Face the Music (Drucker/Stone) Friends Close to Home (Axford) Garden of Earthly Delights (Tower) Goya (Dolcimascolo) Gregorian Chants (Cooperman) Healing Music (J. M. Hall) Holy Fire (Clark) How We Sang! (J. M. Hall) How'm I Gonna Sing Tonight? (Stone) I Do a Dance (Minanel) Impetus (Cooperman) In Appreciation of Garrick Ohlsson (Schibig) Jazzman Takes a Break (Mahaffey) La Boheme (Zipper) Lament of an Aging Opera-Goer (Vaughn) Lifting Voices (Cooperman) Long Time Dead (Belt) Man Playing Ravel (Mahaffey) Master Class, Licia Albanese, February 21, 1998 (Vaughn) Maybe the Music (Bennett) Mozart Quintet (Napolin) Music (Lenicheck) Music 101 (Turner) Music Feeds the Soul (Schibig) Music in the Ground (Zipper) Music is Heaven (Gilchrist) Musical Chairs (Clark) Musings in G# (Gilchrist) Night Sounds (Taylor) Nightfall (Napolin) On Listening to "Fanfare for the Common Man" on the Anniversary of Aaron Copland's One-Hundredth Birthday (Cooperman) On the Anniversary of Glen Gould's Death (Behm) One Sister and A Piano (Dolcimascolo) Opus (Dolcimascolo) Overture (Humphrey) Papa's Imbalance (Dolcimascolo) P-I-A-N-O (Swarts) Pianoforte? (Gilchrist) Pianos (Dolcimascolo) Prelude to a Serenade (Muth) Programme (Humphrey) Remembering Schubert (Straus) Resonance (Madole) Resurrection (Simms) Scheherazade (Zipper) Serial Love (Grossman) Sharps and Flats (Dunlap) Sitting Down to My Guitar (Axford) Slowing (Annicks) Something in the Music (Turner) Summer Symphony (Mula) Symphony Beat (Straus) Symphony in D Minor (Adagio Introduction) (Muth) Symphony in October Minor (Behm) That's Entertainment (J. M. Hall) The Blessing (M. Hall) The Celloist (Sinha-Morey) The Constants (Zipper) The Dancer (Axford) The Joint is Jumpin'! (Gold) The Drum (Duncan) The Last Lullaby (Simms) The Most Beautiful City (Cooperman) The Piano (Winters) The Piano Teacher (Cooperman) The Prodigal Son (Cooperman) The Sun and the Music (Axford) The Violin Thief (Cooperman) The Waltz (Axford) To Marti (Grossman) Violin (Muth) Visage (McMaster) Wasted Reflection (M. Hall) What Is Music? (Behm) Whispering, Rustling, Heeding the Tempo (McMaster) Wolfgang (McMaster) Woodstock in the Basement (Cooperman)
A Debutante (O'Brien) a picture found in an old book of music (Hart) Appalachian Spring (Napolin) At St. Cecelia's Window (Busching) Bach for Breakfast (Smith) Between Concerts (Erickson) Bobby's Crop (Ostrom) Capture the Creative Moment (Rasmussen) Closure (Stringer) Composing Poems as Music Plays in a Coffee House (Fortier) Cool Jazz (Carr) Dancing (Gold) Danse Poetica (Dolcimascolo) Discovering Joy (Rudsit) Ella (Smith) Étude (Sanders) Everything About Egypt (Romond) Fadista (Taylor) Fluegelhorn (Dessaso) Für Elise (Mansfield) Honky-Tonk (Sedgwick) In Jazz There is Unity (Burke) In Tune (Gunton) inexpressible is music (Gilchrist) Interior Departments (Ostrom) Katerina Witt Competes (Fortier) Liam and the Wichita Lineman (Romond) Listening to Jazz in the Coffee House (Fortier) Maine Morning (Napolin) Mathis Sings "Maria" (Romond) Miles Davis (Smith) Milton's Music (Podgorska-Russell) Morning, Morning Sun (Herring) Music (Hart) Music is a Lot of Fun (Lipsky) Music Sculpture Garden After the Legacy of Bandmaster George Ives (Landgraf) music teacher (Rampp) Music (Hull) My Little Brother (Axford) My Music (Haws) Nightfall (Napolin) Old Friend, Piano (Gunning) On-Tour Harmonica Man (Dewitt) Orchestra Brat (Lutwyche) Perfect Pair (Fortier) Perfect Pitch (Sanders) Philemon & Baucis Re-Incarnated in Iowa, 2000 (Stringer) Piano (Romond) Piano (Simoni) Piano Duet (Wilshaw) Piano Dust (Grimaldi) Piano Man (Kennison) Piano Moving (Grimaldi) Piano Sonata Seen (Butterman) Piano Teacher (Grossman) Potted Tulips (Landgraf) Rilke's Bouzouki (Smith) Sequoias (Sanders) Signature (Cecil) Silent Way (Campbell) singer (Rampp) Skater to "Red Violin" (Fortier) Song of Flight (Rotkowitz) St. Joseph's Piano (Grimaldi) Taps, Reveille, Taps (Hall) The Lesson (Ostrom) The Loom (Herring) The Session (Smith) The Surf Aces (Mansfield) The Tuning (Dessaso) To a Street Musician (Cobrinik) Tony's Mandolin (Duncan) Twin Solos? Duets! (Gilchrist) Voice (Thomas) Waiter, the Check Please (Fagen) Wonderful World (Mansfield) You Can't Play Music With Your Head (Pelman)
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