An Interview With Layne Longfellow
and the Listener
Dream That Would Not Die
History and Coincidence
motivated these recordings? Why did you do them?
A: I had been forced by injuries
to retire from the high-octane world of corporate
Music and Poetry
whom were you reading when it was just you and the
A: I was reading to Longfellow.
I loved being alone with the poem...
me the difference between the two editions of the
A: The Standard Edition gives the full experience of the poems themselves....
Adaptation and Reaction
you like Longfellow's poems so much, why didn't you
read them as they were written?
A: Well, that's your big question,
isn't it? And the answer is a paradox...
Longfellow and the Listener
are people listening to a recording of 19th century
A: As an antidote to twenty-first-century
hyperstimulation. The CD is calming, reflective, thought-provoking...
A Dream That Would Not Die
you willing to say what forced your retirement?
A: "Life is what happens to
us while we're making other plans," as the saying
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