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New Work Spotlight - The Wind's True Song

Following Two Falling Stars’ success with the ensemble, Josh asked me to write a new work for their celebration of Walt Whitman’s 200th birth centenary as well as local poets. He suggested I look at several wonderful poets from the southwest, leading to my discovery of the incendiary and brilliant poetry by Francisco Alarcón. His Canto blew me away with its lyrical language coupled with a profound understanding and sympathy for the immigrant experience.

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