Danse Russe

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William Carlos Williams

Narrated By: LibriVox Volunteers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 0 hours 17 minutes


Williams spent his life as a doctor practicing pediatric medicine in northern New Jersey, a few miles west of New York City. During the work day, between seeing patients, he often dashed off poems on the backs of blank prescription pads that he kept in his pocket. This particular poem was written in just such a spontaneous way, after seeing the Russian Ballet perform in Manhattan. Each of the 16 readers in this collection took the challenge to make the same kind of leap - reading it spontaneously.
(Summary by Alan Davis-Drake.)


Danse Russe

by William Carlos Williams

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Danse Russe, William Carlos Williams