Artist: Michael Zapruder
Publisher: Black Ocean (2012)
With contributions from 23 poets, 3 engineers, and over 30 musicians, Pink Thunder presents a musical and lyrical experiment by award-winning songwriter/composer Michael Zapruder, to see what happens when poems are sung instead of spoken. Potent with weird, funny, and singular possibilites, Pink Thunder's playful and startling songs take their form entirely from the shape of the poems from which they are made. The result is a collection of musical readings both compelling and surprising. You are invited to listen.
Featuring the poems of Joshua Beckman, David Berman, Carrie St. George Comer, Gillian Conoley, Bob Hicok, Tyehimba Jess, Noelle Kocot, Dorothea Lasky, Brett Fletcher Lauer, Anthony McCann, Valzhyna Mort, Sierra Nelson, Hoa Nguyen, Travis Nichols, D. A. Powell, Matthew Rohrer, Mary Ruefle, James Tate, Joe Wenderoth, Dara Wier, and Matthew Zapruder, beautifully hand-lettered and illustrated by Arrington de Dionyso.