Posted by: Joelle Jameson | June 7, 2010

“A Choice of Weapons”

Christopher Walken in the "Weapon of Choice" music video

I’m calling this show “A Choice Of Weapons” after Stanley Kunitz’s poem of the same name, since each poem has a different “plan of attack.” That’s kind of a cop-out, since by that logic I could call basically every show A Choice of Weapons, but it may be particularly relevant today: many of the poems share similar topics, but have very different plans of attack. Back to the half-hour format for this week only.


“A Choice of Weapons” by Stanley Kunitz

“In a Dark Time” by Theodore Roethke

“My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke

“I Knew a Woman” by Theodore Roethke

“Villanelle: If I Could Tell You” by W.H. Auden

“If” by Rudyard Kipling

“So Intricately is this World Resolved” by Stanley Kunitz

“The Night Only” by Kenneth Rexroth

Introduction to “Evangeline” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“Weapon of Choice” by Fatboy Slim

“Vibrate” by Rufus Wainwright

“Sometimes” by The Noisettes

“Variations on a theme by Satie” by Blood, Sweat and Tears

“Still Water” by Daniel Lanois


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