blackbird online journal spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


FEATURE | February 16, 2004

An Interview with T. R. Hummer
In October of 2003, Blackbird editor Gregory Donovan met with poet T. R. Hummer in Donovan's office on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. A talk about music and poetry turned into a lengthy discussion of jazz, bluegrass, blues, and bebop, and especially the culture that forms the background for Hummer's "For Dancers Only: Suite for Jimmie Lunceford, 1902-1947" (published in text and audio in this issue of Blackbird) and for The Infinity Sessions, the work-in-progress of which "Dancers" is a part.

Part I    |  Part II    |   Transcript