by Paul Shapshak PhD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/21/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781665565394
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781665565400

About the Book

About the Book This is the 7th book of selected poetry by Paul Shapshak, PhD, titled: ‘NEUTRINO SPINOR TRANSCENDENTAL COUNTERPOINT 21ST CENTURY POETRY’. Art is included by the poet’s father, Sir Rene Shapshak. The ten sections in this book, like prior volumes, encompass Pastoral, Mythology, Cosmology, Theology, History, Social, Economics, Health, Cybernetic Allegories, and the Arts. Interrogations include neutrino communication, unitary matrix, mass, oscillation transition, elementary particles, jurisprudence, jurisdiction, labor, law, landscapes, language. It’s just a still summer’s day, work, providence, revery, and continuum.

About the Author

About the Poet Paul Shapshak, PhD, attended the public High School of Music and Art in New York City. He was a music student, conducting, playing violin, and piano. The entire class of 500 students received high school graduation diplomas from Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. He attended the Henry Street Settlement Music School, Lower East Side, in New York City, with a full scholarship, studying violin, chamber music, orchestra, conducting, music history, harmony, musicology, and counterpoint composition. He previously studied harmony with H. Hyams and conducting with A. Hartman. Upon arriving in NYC, a family friend, the Irish poet, Brendan Behan, walked him to the subway station, several mornings, until he got the hang of safely getting to school. He participated in orchestra and chamber music concerts at the High School of Music and Art, the Henry Street Settlement Music School, radio WNYC, and played a Mozart violin concerto at the Lower East Side Amphitheatre. In High School senior year, he built a Wilson Cloud Chamber and photographed some particles in an internal electric field. In 1958, he received a summer-school full scholarships to attend the Rhodes School in NYC (to study mathematics). In the summer of 1959, he received a full scholarship to participate in the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. At the Aspen Music Festival, he studied violin with Szymon Goldberg (World War II concentration camp survivor (with numbered tattoo)), chamber music with Ralph Hillier (Juilliard String Quartet), orchestra (Salomon conductor), as well as musicology. After that, he attended Harvard College (BA), New York University Medical Center Graduate School, and then Princeton University Graduate School (PhD), all with full scholarships. While attending Harvard College, he worked at the Waltham Massachusetts State Mental hospital for children for a semester arranged by Harvard Phillips Brooks House. He was on the college fencing team and had previously studied fencing at the Montecelli Fencing School. He was invited to be producer of the play, ‘Bodas de Sangre’ by Federico Garcia Lorca, which was staged at the Harvard President Pusey Student Theatre. During 1962-1963, he co-chaired a Ford Foundation Cultural Grant Committee at Kirkland House. Guests included Shelley Winters, William Golding, Yalta Menuhin, Paul Doktor, and Jao Martins. He attended an English literature survey course taught by Professor William Alfred. He played violin and viola in the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, Bach Society Orchestra, chamber music groups, and also conducted chamber music groups, including open-air concerts at exam-time on the steps at Widener Library.