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Saturday, January 13, 1973


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Saturday, January 13, 1973 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

WEEKEND BARS AND MUSIC-Bimbo's, Gaslighters (Fri.,
Sat., Sun.) cover; Del Rio, Armando's Jazz Group (Sun.)
no cover; Rubaiyat, Iris Bell Adventure (Fri., Sat., Sun.)
no cover; Pretzel Bell, RFD Boys (Fri., Sat.) cover; Blind
Pig, Brooklyn Bluesbusters (Fri., Sat.) cover, string trio
(Sun.) no cover; Golden Falcon, The Fifth Revelation
(Fri., Sat.) cover; Mackinac Jack's, Lucille Spann and
the Garfield Blues Band (Fri., Sat., Sun.) cover; Mr.
Flood's Party, Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves (Fri.,
Sat.) cover; Odyssey, Stone Front (Fri., Sat.) cover;
Bimbo's on the Hill, The Crickets (Fri., Sat.) cover; Ark,
The Golden Ring (Fri., Sat.) admission.
FILMS-Cinema Guild is presenting Rock Around the Clock
starring Bill Haley and the Comets in Arch. Aud. at 7,
9:05 tonight. New Morning is showing Melvin Van Peeb-
les Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song tonight in the
Modern Language Bldg. The Bursely Hall Movie is They
Shoot Horses, Don't They in the W. Cafeteria tonight
at 9.
OPERA-The Canadian Opera Company is presenting Moz-
art's Cosi Fan Tutte in the Power Center tonight at 8.
DRAMA-The Theater Company of Ann Arbor's production
of Dracula is again presented tonight at 8 at Mendels-
ART EXHIBITS-Lantern gallery features "From N.Y. via
AA With Love!" which focuses on works by selected New
York artists; University Museum of Art features draw-
ing and photographs

From the size of the crowd
in the Rackham amphitheater
yesterday afternoon, one might
think that the Michigan-Ohio
State football game was being
replayed. But, in fact, it was all
for art, as the Hopwood under-
classmen writing awards and
three other literary awards were
presented. The center of interest,
however, was the Pulitzer Prize,
and NationalsBook Award winner
Richard Wilbur.
Introduced by University En-
glish Professor Donald Hill, who
has written a book on Wilbur's
poetry (Twayne, 1967), the poet
read selections from some of his
five books of poetry and Rus-
sian and French translations to
an enthusiastic audience. Wil-
bur's poems are tremendously
controlled and contrast markedly
with the looser style of the "beat
generation" poets who were his
contemporaries during his form-
ative period. Yet, he has the ca-
pacity to evoke tremendous emo-
tion and his poems, which con-
tain a sensuous dignity, avoid
the dryness of over-intellectuali-
ty. A prime example of this
quality was a poem he read ear-
ly in the reading which con-
cerned his daughter,halso a
young writer. As the person
passes by her room he hears her
typing furiously. He makes some
typically condescending and glib
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Wilbur 's powerful
poetry of emotions

remarks about the relative im-
portance (to her) of what she is
writing about, but then remem-
bers a sparrow that had been
trapped in that same room two
years before. As he remembers
the sparrow's bloody struggle to
escape the room he, (as does the
listener,) b e c o m e s suddenly
aware of the superficiality of his
first response and concludes
more soberly, "I wish you what
I did before/But harder."
While at Amherst College in
1938 Wilbur was considering
journalism as a career, but, he
says, "it was not until World
War II took me to Cassino, An-
zio, and the Siegfried Line that
I began to versify in earnest."
Indeed, the poetic transformation
of his war experiences culminat-
ed in his first, brilliant collec-
tion of poetry, The Beautiful
Changes. In "First Snow in Al-
sace" two qualities which per-
vade his later work appear; his
masterfulhandling of rhyme,
and his gift for metaphor:
The snow came down last
night like moths
Burned on the moon; it fell till
Covered the town with simple
Absolute snow lies rumpled on
What shell bursts scattered and
Entangled railings, crevassed
As if it did not know they'd
changed . . ."
Wilbur, who now teaches En-
glish at Wesleyan University in
Connecticut, is still very much
against war. In fact, he dedicat-
ed the reading to a Capt. Heck

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who, during his fourth tour of
duty in Vietnam, refused to fly
a bombing mission over Hanoi.
After making the dedication
Wilbur read his famous poem
"Advice to a Prophet" which at-
tempts to make us feel the hor-
ror of nuclear annihilation. The
effect was not wasted on those
"One does not use poetry for
its major purposes," Wilbur once
said, "as a means of organiz-
ing oneself and the world, until
one's world somehow gets out
of hand. A general cataclysm is
not requiredg thedisorderymust
be personal and may be wholly
so, but poetry, to be vital, does
seem to need a periodic acquain-
tance with the threat of chaos.'
One is at a loss to find much
chaos in Wilbur's writing, but he
gave a glimpse into his personal
struggle in a poem entitled "Cot-
tage Street, 1953." The poem
was writtenrecently, but it de-
picts an afternoon in 1953 when
his mother-in-law invited him to
her house to "cheer-up" a young
poet who had already attemted
suicide. The poet was Sylvia
Plath, and Wilbur saw it then as
his "office" to be a "stupid life-
guard" to a girl who had already
"drowned." The power of the
poem lies in Wilbur's ability to
juxtapose events and choose the
right details. He contrasts the
happy 88 year life-san of his
mother-in-law with Plath's brief
tragic one. Yet the poet is so
much more compelling to him
for she was able "to state at last
her brilliant negative."
Although Wilbur does not oft-
en express his personal pain
and sense of chaos in his poems,
in "The Terrace," from his 1950
collection, we find a beautiful,
symbolically rendered expression
of one night and his feelings of
We ate with steps of sky about
our shoulders,
High up a montainside,
On a terrace like a raft roving
Seas of view .. .
Mixt into all the day we heard
the spice
Of many tangy bees
Eddying through the miles-
Salad of flowers
When we were done we had
our hunger still:
We dipped our cups in light;
We caught the fine-spun shade
of clouds
In spoon and plate; ...
Out in the dark we felt the real
Hulking in proper might,
And we felt the edge of the
black wind's
Regardless cleave,
And we knew we had eaten not
the manna of heaven
But our own reflected light
And we were the only part of
the night that we
Couldn't believe.
Other books by Wilbur are
Ceremony (1950), A Bestiary
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(1955), Things of This World
(1956), Advice to a Prophet
(1961), and Walking to Sleep
(1969). He also translated Mo-
liere's Tartuffe and was the co-
recipient of the Bolingen Prize
for translation in 1964.
* * *
Hopwood Awards in essay, fic-
tion, and poetry were presented
by Prof. Radcliffe Squires. This
year 47 students entered a total
of 60 manuscripts, five in essay,
20 in fiction, and 35 in poetry.
The judges were Profs. Laur-
ence Goldstein and Eric Rabkin.
In the essay division there
were two awards: $100 to Della
Dipietro, '76 for "The Case of
the Fuller Street Bridge," and
$50 to Linda Burk, '76, for
In the fiction division there
were three awards: $150 to Deb-
ra Bernhardt, '75, for "Spring
Valley Stories"; $100 to Patricia
Anne Margaret Dombrowski,
'76, for "Prophet"; and $50 to
Karen Kasmauski, '75, for
"Mother's Shadow."
In the poetry division there
were also three awards: $150 to
Marcia Perry, '75, for "A Crea-
ture's Poems"; $100 to Matthew
Cain, '76, for "Rocks of Youth";
and $50 to Bonnie Towne, '75, for
The Bain - Swiggett Poetry
Award of $40 went to William
Leavitt, '73, for "Three Poems."
In this contest 14 entrants sub-
mitted 27 poems.
The Michael R. Gutterman
Award of $100 went to Jennifer
Malik, for "Holes." There were
35 entrants, with 67 poems.
The Academy of American
Poets Award of $100 went to
Ronald Vroon, Grad, for "Three
Poems." Forty - three contest-
ants entered 94 poems. Ri
Looking at new
recorded comedy

-Detroit Free Press

Daily Photo by TOM GOTTLIEB
chard Wilbur

-A.A. News

Unlike musical albums which
can be enjoyed time and time
again, a comedy album usually
brings only temporary pleasure.
(Unless it is an album by the
Firesign Theatre, which is so
complex in its makeup that sev-
eral sessions are needed to fully
understand all the subtleties.) As
good as it can be, the euphoria
of the jokes wear off all too
Such is the case with a pair
of recent releases, the All in the
Family 2nd Album (Atlantic SD-
7232) and One Sacred Chicken To
Go-Imus in the Morning (RCA
LSP 4819). Both are some-what
n o v e It y records, not done by
"regular" comedians and both
are, follow-up albums to success-
ful initial efforts.
Don Imus is a New York disc
jockey on radio station WNBC
with an insane sense of humor.
It was amply demonstrated on
his first album, 1200 Hamburg-
ers To Go. He introduced to an
unsuspecting public his various
practical jokes, such as ordering
1200 hamburgers to go from a
local restaurant. He also intro-
duced several notorious charac-
ters like Judge Hanging (a take-
off on Lyndon Johnson) and his
most popular, the Right Rev-
erend Doctor Billy Sol Hargis.
On his new album, Imus ex-
pands the character of the
preacher from "the Firch Church
of the Gooey Death and Dis-
count House of Worship from
Holyland, U.S.A., Del Rio, Tex-
The character, Hargis, played
by Imus, screams at the top of
his lungs to his radio congrega-
tion, ("To be healed, place your
hands on the radio") complete
with organ accompaniament, and
the Three Sanctified Sisters.
Imus proceeds to knock es-
tablished religion, commercials
and people in general. The two


£'11 on Ine J 1aioumaresome If you want a real good album
ood live cuts from his radio to listen to-even more than once
oadcasts but they aren't as ef- -pick up on "An Evening with
active or spontaneous as the Groucho" (A&M SP 3515). It is
everend Billy Sol. not a collection of his old mono-
Because Imus is not a comed- louges and dialogues from the
n in the true sense, it is hard movies, but instead a warm per-
judge him for comic value. sonal look at Grouch by Groucho.
ut one thing is certain; Imus is It is a two-record set based on
sane, which probably qualifies his recent lecture tour. It is as
m for the club, worth getting as is Imus-even
The All in the Family Album as a one-shot deal.

best tracks on the album are
"One Sacred Chicken to Go":
... One's that delicious,
one's that religious ...
Don't cook tonight,
Call Hebrew Delight ...
and "The Holyland Record Pack-
age" with one of the niftiest
jingles, ever heard:
"I don't care if it rains
or freezes
Long as I've got my
plastic Jesus
Ridin' on the dashboard
of my car-...
Alenn th nlbn rac

is a collection or collage of the
outstanding shows during the
progrgam's second season. The
show is immensely funny and so
is the album. . . provided you've
seen them. Otherwise you won't
know what's going on.
Taking the lines out of context
is harmful to the album causing
it to lack continuity. The jokes
are funny enough alone (Archie
Bunker discusses his son-in-law's
impotence as being, "Stuck in
neutral") but the album needs
the whole telecast for better ap-
Shows like "Sammy's Visit",
"Edith's Problem", and "Mike's
Problem" are hilarious but lose
too much on the black vinyl.
Perhaps because the first album
from the show was so success-
ful, the novelty has worn off.

- - U J '




6:00 2 4 News
9 This Is Your Life
50 Star TrekAqventure
56 Thirty Minutes With
6:30 2 CBS News
4 NBC News
7 News
9 Untamed World
7:00 2 Truth or Consequences
4 George Pierrot
7 Michigan-outdoors
9 Bandwagon
50 Hee Haw
56U.S. Industrial Film Festival
7:30 2 YoungtDr.rKildare
4 Adventurer
7 Town Meeting
9 Beachcombers
56 Eye to Eye
8:00 2 All in the Family
4 Emergency
7 Alias Smith and Jones
9 NHL Hockey

56 Movie
"Jules and Jim"
50 That Good Ole Nashville Music
8:30 2 Bridget Loves Bernie
50 Nitty Gritty
9:00 2 Mary Tyler Moore
4 Movie
"Incident on a Dark Street"
7 streets of San Francisco
50 Black Omnibus
9:30 2 Bob Newhart
10:00 2 Marlene Dietrich-I Wish
You Love
7 Assignment: vienna
56 The Tribe That Hides
From Man
50 Lou Gordon
10:30 9 Document
11:00 2 4 7 9 News
56 The American River
11:15: 7 ABC News
9 Provincial Affairs
11:20 9 News
11:30 2 Movie-Drama
4 Johnny Carson
7 Movie
"Sex and the Single Girl" (64)
9 Movie
"Dead Run" (67)
50 Movie
1:00 4 Movie
"King Dinosaur" (55)
7 Movie
3:00 2 7 News

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but you
won't bleed MEI

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