May 25, 2016 Part B Patrick Alexander The Dragon Sings

The Dragon Sings Part B

 

Voice: Patrick Alexander

Guitar playing : Paul Hughan

 

 (11) Mementos of those evenings / Stephen Masture: briefly to remember by Patrick A

(12) guitar

(13) extract from The second night of the four Zoas by William Blake

(14) The garden of love / asketh a thief by William Blake

(15) Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare

(16) somewhere I have never travelled by ee cummings

(17) These foolish things (Marvell/ Strache/ Link) sung by Patrick A

 

Sound production by Peter Davis and Duncan Graham

 

Patrick Macgillicuddy Alexander (20 March 1940 – 21 September 2005) was an Irish-born poet who settled in Australia. Alexander was the son of Hugh Alexander, the Anglo-Irish mathematician famed for his work on the German Enigma machine at Bletchley Park during World War II. Born in Dublin, Dublin (County), Ireland he studied to be an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London and moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1960. He remained there, except for nine years in Sydney in the late sixties and early seventies. During his time in Sydney he began submitting to magazines. His publications include Thrown Shadows (1976); five short poems, re-edited as one appeared in Poetry London (London, 1979); Effects of Remembrance (1994); Images Reflections Gathering Tributes(1995), amongst others. He gave several readings of Blake, of the pre-Raphaelites, and of Japanese Poetry in Translation at the National Gallery of Victoria. Alexander was renowned as a performance poet. He was from 1983 to 2004 the only artist to produce an event for every Melbourne Fringe Festival. The relationship of the voice and the written word in poetry was an abiding interest for him. In honour of his contribution, the Festival has named the spoken performance prize the Patrick Alexander Memorial Award. He died in Fitzroy, Victoria. His papers are held by the State Library of Victoria

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-       http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/Publications/Yarra%20News/pdf/Yarra%20News%20October%202006.pdf

-       http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/859134641

-       http://divan.bhtafe.edu.au/divan1/poetbios.htm#alexander

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