John Greenleaf Whittier Remembered
In December, we always think about John Greenleaf Whittier and his masterful poem, “Snow-Bound.” This essay was written by Michael Maglaras in 2010 and we return to it now in appreciation of Whittier and his lasting contribution to American poetry. Order the CD recording of this poem at this link.Maglaras writes: “I know of no […]
John Greenleaf Whitter: Thoughts as December is With Us
In grammar school, we had to memorize poetry and, standing before the class, recite what we had committed to heart. As I was not a particularly good student, but did have a certain facility for memorization, I would memorize many more poems than my teachers required and eagerly ask to recite them all. This, of […]
John Greenleaf Whitter: Editor, Politician, Abolitionist, Poet
Coming soon to DVD and electronic download:John Greenleaf Whittier: Editor, Politician, Abolitionist, Poet. Narrated and Produced by Philip Ré. View a preview at this link. 217 Records is proud to be a part of this biography which examines the four main callings of Whittier’s life and the influences and turning points which led to them. […]
Michael Maglaras In Performance: Snow-Bound
In this video, Michael Maglaras reads an excerpt from John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Snow-Bound.” The Library of America calls Michael Maglaras’s reading of this poem “The best recording of Snow-Bound…”. This video excerpt is taken from a full performance of this poem he made at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland, Maine on Sunday, […]
Library of America: “Snow-Bound” The Poem for a Winter Storm
Follow this link to read The Library of America’s blog post about John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Snow-Bound.” The poem for a winter storm! The Library of America calls Michael Maglaras’s reading of this poem “The best recording of Snow-Bound…”. Michael Maglaras recorded this poem in 2007 as part of 217 Records’ Whittier Bicentennial Recording Project. […]
“Barbara Frietchie” read by Michael Maglaras
In this video, Michael Maglaras reads John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Barbara Frietchie.” This performance was recorded before a live audience at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland, Maine on Sunday, December 12, 2010. More about Michael Maglaras, executive producer Terri Templeton and their audio recordings and films can be found at www.two17records.com and www.two17films.com.
Snow-Bound at the St. Lawrence
On Sunday, December 12 Michael Maglaras of 217 Records performed John Greenleaf Whittier’s “Snow-Bound” to a sold out audience at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland, Maine. View photos from the performance at this link.
‘Snow-Bound’ comes to Portland arts center
‘Snow-Bound’ comes to Portland arts centerDecember 5, 2010 From staff reports PORTLAND – Actor, director and filmmaker Michael Maglaras will perform John Greenleaf Whittier’s masterful poem “Snow-Bound” at 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. It will be an hour-long reading, with Charles Ives’s “Concord Sonata” as a musical […]
“Snow-Bound” — An Appreciation
“Snow-Bound” — An Appreciationby Michael Maglaras, 217 Records John Greenleaf Whittier’s “Snow-Bound” is his signal work of genius. Whittier wrote many poems of unassailable quality…but “Snow-Bound” is without equal among his poems. It is a work of towering imagination and incandescent beauty. “Snow-Bound” also captures, at once, Whittier’s best qualities as a poet and as […]
John McDonald interview Michael Maglaras
Follow this link to listen to John McDonald’s interview with Michael Maglaras about the December 12 benefit performance of John Greenleaf Whittier’s “Snow-Bound.” 100% of proceeds from this performance benefit the St. Lawrence Arts Center.