Another way of singing (Aired March 8, 2013)
Here is an interview with poet and retired opera singer Roger Roloff that will surprise those who “don’t like” poetry. Mr. Roloff, who has just published his fifth book of poetry, thoroughly entertains his audience, showing how poetry, like music, enhances our life. Reciting a few samples from his own poems, which make us laugh at ourselves, he gives some easy advice about how we can better understand poetry, and he encourages people to try writing poems themselves. Roger Roloff, famous baritone on the world’s opera and concert stages for 21 years but always a poet, retired with his wife Barbara in 1996 to the rural life in the Hudson Valley to continue writing poetry full time.