On Veterans Day, November 11, One Night Stand Theater will present a theatrical piece I created called “War of Words,” first performed at the Arvada Center earlier this year. November 11 is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I. With that in mind, “War of Words” features poetry of “The Great War,” primarily poetry by Americans such as Carl Sandburg, Edith Wharton, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, and many others. The show happens at the Vintage Theater on Sunday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m.
After the performance there will be an audience talk-back emceed by Colorado poet Kierstin Bridger, whose poem about Molly Brown and her support of returning WWI veterans appears in Legions of the Sun (see below).
Also, there is a companion anthology to “War of Words” called Legions of the Sun: Poems of the Great War, which I compiled and edited. This collection contains all the poems performed in “War of Words,” along with poems about the war but written afterward, including works by T. S. Eliot, Louise Bogan, e. e. cummings, Robinson Jeffers, and contemporary Americans, including Colorado poets Robert Cooperman and Kierstin Bridger, among others.