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Pankake Poetry Reading featuring Michael Dennis Browne

April 23, 2015 Michael Dennis Browne, poet and University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, read from his new book, The Voices, at the 6th annual Pankake Poetry Reading on April 16, 2015 at the University of Minnesota.

Also featured were musical performances by Kathy Saltzman Romey and the University Singers, the flagship choral ensemble of the University of Minnesota.

Performances in Poetry

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"Talk to me, Baby"
by Michael Dennis Browne

From A Sampling of Minnesota Poets
The Loft, 1975

This rare recording is from a poetry reading as a benefit in 1975 for The Loft at the Firehouse in Minneapolis. It was directed by Mike Hazard with camera work by Thomas Goodell and Ron McCoy.

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A Sampling of Minnesota Poets. The Loft, 1975

Michael Dennis Browne reads two poems.

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Featuring poems by:

Robert Bly
Phebe Hanson
Louis Jenkins
Margaret Hasse
Jim Moore

Words for Music Performances 

"Song from the Road"

Performed by U-M Chamber Choir Music by Craig Hella Johnson
Words by MDB

''The Road Home''

Performed by

Music by Stephen Paulus
Words by MDB 

''Pilgrims' Hymn''

Performed by

Music by Stephen Paulus
Words by MDB

''Hymn for America''

Performed by 
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Music by Stephen Paulus
Words by MDB 

''Hymn to the Eternal Flame''

Performed by
Luther College Nordic Choir

Music by Stephen Paulus
Words by MDB  


"My Job and My Joy is to Write"

This video is from Collegeville Institutes' blog series on writing and the life of faith. In this short interview, Michael discusses his love of words, music, and the art of writing.

December 18, 2013

To Be Certain of the Dawn:
Beyond the Notes

Composer Stephen Paulus and librettist
Michael Dennis Browne discuss their collaboration on 
To Be Certain of the Dawn, a Holocaust Memorial Oratorio. 

Produced by Aimee Beckman-Collier
Directed by Jess Hoffert