Trump Sonnets – Rising

Written & Performed Ken Waldman
joined by musical guest, John Pedersen
Directed by Ken Waldman
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7:30pm
90 minutes | No intermission | Ages 16+
Tickets: $15

Show Description

You want satire? We have satire! Fiddling Poet, Ken Waldman, has processed Donald Trump’s unlikely rise by writing 220 sonnets in the two years after the November 2016 election. That’s three ambitious books. 75 poems are in trump’s voice, plus 145 are commentary. Here Waldman brings a musical accompanist so the show is a combination of Appalachian-style string-band music, original poetry, and stories of how Waldman wrote these poems–and what’s happened when he’s read them around the country, including to arch-conservatives.

Artist Biography

Ken Waldman has nine full-length poetry collections, a memoir (about his life as a touring artist), a children’s book, and has recorded nine CDs, including two for kids. A former college professor with an MFA in Creative Writing, he’s been a freelance writer, musician, and performer since 1995, often touring as Alaska’s Fiddling Poet. he continues to appear at the widest range of venues, from performing arts centers, festivals, and colleges, to small clubs, and house concerts.