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Ann Arbor poet Megan Levad collaborates with composer Tucker Fuller on “American Murderer”

Ann Arbor poet Megan Levad collaborates with composer Tucker Fuller on “American Murderer”

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Ann Arbor poet Megan Levad has collaborated with composer Tucker Fuller on "American Murderer," which borrows from Mississippi John Hurt's and Lloyd Price’s versions of the blues standard "Stack O’Lee," or "Stagger Lee," as it is also known. The poem was written for Murder, a ballad cycle described as "two girls go on a killing spree in an old Cadillac with a mix tape full of Johnny Cash, Schubert, Marlene Dietrich, and Jacques Brel. At…continue reading