Wednesday, February 22, 2023

From verse novels in the morning to a jazz piano trio in the evening

Today was the first session of my verse-novels course: we discussed why novels are usually written in prose. After meeting a student to discuss her essays, I went home and had chili for lunch. After a nap, I did the final preparations for classes tomorrow, then went to the supermarket, the gym, and home again for more chili. The day ended with the Stefan Aeby Trio at the Bird’s Eye, with André Pousaz on bass and Michael Stulz on drums. The rich, vibrant tradition of the piano-bass-and-drums jazz trio offers one answer to the day’s question: novels are usually written in prose because there’s a lively, centuries-long tradition to engage with.  (Andrew Shields, #111words, 22 February 2023) 

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