This is a companion piece to below about Ehren Tool, veterans’ art, coming to Palo Alto Art Center in June.
“Reunion Hill” was written by Richard Shindell, for Joan Baez. Here are comparative versions, one by each.
Meanwhile, I am reminded of “Women on the Wall” by Wallace Stegner, my former neighbor. It was published in Harper’s in 1946, i.e. it is about World War II. It is also the title of a collection of short stories by Stegner, who was born in 1909 and died in 1993. Woman On The Wall is kinda sorta also the name of a project wherein I imagine at least that a group of contemporary singer-songwriters, but not Shindell or Baez, either write or perform songs based on Stegner stories, that was started as a Stegner Centennial event in 2009, by Dao Strom and myself. I made this flyer, for a very minor event, in Austin, on his actual 100th anniversary. This is 1981 from University of Nebraska Press although all these stories are in The Collected Stories of WS, which came out in the 1990s.