“Aeolian. Gratis. Great thunderer, half-ton infant of miracles / Torn free of charge from the universe by my mother’s will.”

So begins “The Green Piano,” a poem by former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky in which great classical themes entwine with tales from his childhood in Long Branch, New Jersey.  Robert Pinsky, bassist Ben Allison, and guitarist Steve Cardenas perform “The Green Piano” at Pollak Theatre, part of Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts.

See the full story here: Robet Pinsky’s PoemJazz.

Produced by Susan Wallner.