the immeasurable house of being: a celebration/exploration of the life and works of e.e. cummings

The following text is taken from Front Magazine vol. IV, no. 3, p. 14, January/February 1993:

“Nothing measurable can be alive; nothing which is not alive can be art; nothing which cannot be art is true: and everything untrue doesn’t matter a very good God damn…”

Poet, artist, playwright, novelist, humanitarian, individual: edward estlin cummings is one of the most popular and best-loved voices of this century. A true lyric poet writing in an era of cynicism and despair, cummings unabashedly and passionately celebrated spring, love, sex, light, mystery, and the uniqueness of each individual; while at the same time condemning war, conformity, and mediocrity.

Neither traditional theatre nor poetry reading, the immeasurable house of being features selections from cummings’ poetry, lectures, and other writings, combined with original music. Every word of this presentation is his.

“I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance”

Trio Stanza is the unique ensemble of three Vancouver performers: actors Lynn Johnson and Barry Mickelson and composer/pianist Brian Tate, who combined poetry, theatre and music.