Daniel Nester

Beelzebub and Galileo

Season 3 of “Lost Music: Exploring Literary Opera” has kicked off with something different! We are joined by Daniel Nester, poet, author, professor and podcaster, and one of only a few people I’ve ever met who has actually co-written a libretto for a modern opera, “The Summer King” by Daniel Sonenberg.

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What We’re Up To

Litkicks is 26 years old! It’s been a journey. Lately we’re busy doing a couple of excellent podcasts.

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Marc Eliot Stein with some Brooklyn graffiti

Looking For My Voice

I’ve been thinking about voice — about my own voice, and about the word ‘voice’. I looked up quotes with the word ‘voice’ and immediately

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Opera DJ

The second episode of “Lost Music: Exploring Literary Opera” is out! This one tells the story of how I turned myself into an opera freak by forcing myself to listen to nothing but opera music — 100 selected arias in random order, eight hours a day every day while I worked for months — until osmosis took effect and I honestly started recognizing, appreciating and eventually deeply enjoying the melodies …

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Lost Music: Exploring Literary Opera

Lost Music: Exploring Literary Opera – A New Podcast!

LOST MUSIC: EXPLORING LITERARY OPERA is an exciting new podcast about the literary and cultural side of opera. The first podcast by Marc Eliot Stein, brought to you by Literary Kicks, available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and wherever you get your favorite episodes.

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I’m in a reflective mood lately. Looking within, through a glass darkly and all that. That’s my excuse for the fact that it’s March 2018

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