EVERY POET KNOWS TIME

Rupert Clervaux/CVXBimestrialWednesdays6PM - 7PM

Listen to producer Rupert Clervaux/CVX's three-acts residency, entitled "Every Poet Knows Time", subtitled "Zibaldone of LYL I, II, III" in reference to his previous album and Giaccomo Leopardi's philosophy book.

With its strict constraints of rhyme and metre, the Villanelle was famously described as ‘exquisite torture’ by one anthologist. However trying the process, the braiding refrains seem to slide effortlessly into musical and rhythmical settings. This music mix, of some genre-founding classics with a host of profoundly forward-thinking current releases, sets the scene for three selected poetic works in the Villanelle form––along with the unrivalled Thylias Moss reading ‘Sunrise Comes to Second Avenue’ and discussing her vision of the future of poetry, and some speech fragments and loops of Derek Walcott and Ursula K. Le Guin…


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