Here we go again. No genre, subject, or style is as hotly debated as Story Songs. At least there’s no baseball this time.
2 Responses to Episode 76: Story Songs 2 (The Reckoning)
Does Okkerville River’s autobiographical song about tge poet John Berryman—John Allyn Smith Sails—count as a “story song?” Regardless, anyone who buys the phrase “literary disco” (and do) should enjoy it, harrowing as it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wAS8JUP39I
That Lauren Hill song is totally a story. I wonder sometimes if there is an organic difference in narrative arcs between male and female writing. Based totally on how they experience their sexuality…..Not that I’m an authority. I have an MFA and that’s about it. A handful of poems. an unpublished novel (which totally deserves it’s lack of notoriety.) And guys there seriously seemed to be mansplaining going on here to which women can only roll their eyes.