Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker's poetry has been set to music by dozens of American composers, including John Musto, Ricky Ian Gordon, Lee Hoiby, Jake Heggie, and Charles Fussell.

Image: Dorothy Parker, photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

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“Dorothy Parker’s biting wit made her a legend, but it also masked her lonely struggle with depression. A member of the Algonquin Round Table group of writers, she wrote criticism for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and later the New Yorker. During the 1930s, Parker moved to Hollywood, where she worked on such films as A Star Is Born, for which she won an Academy Award.”

–The Poetry Foundation website

Related Information

Books

Complete Poems (Dorothy Parker)

By Dorothy Parker

Complete Stories (Dorothy Parker)

By Dorothy Parker

Songs

Sheet Music

A Horse With Wings

Composer(s): Ricky Ian Gordon

Song(s): Once I Was
Sweet Song
Afternoon on a Hill
My Sister's New Red Hat
A Horse with Wings
Air
Poem (Lana Turner has Collapsed)
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
The Spring and the Fall
Souvenir
Coyotes
The Red Dress
What Shall We Remember?
Will There Really Be a Morning?
Sycamore Trees
Fewer Words
The Special Picnic
Janet Underneath the Roses
I am a Cherry Alive
An Old-Fashioned Song
White Haired Woman

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Collected Songs Volumes (Musto)

Composer(s): John Musto

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Collected Songs Volumes (Musto)

Composer(s): John Musto

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Three Women

Composer(s): Lee Hoiby

Voice Type: High

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