Page Meets Stage reading with Faith Shearin in NYC

Posted On September 16th, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Red Room at The DL Lounge
95 Delancey Street
(SW corner of Delancey & Ludlow)
8:00 pm

Admission $12 Students $6

After three years of curating, I’m happy to report that I’m throwing myself back into the mix Wednesday, September 18, and my partner will be the amazing Faith Shearin. I was first introduced to her work through The Writer’s Almanac, which has featured a dozen of her poems in the last few years. I don’t get the sense that she performs a whole lot because it took a little convincing for her to agree come up to the big city from where she currently lives (West Virginia, I think). She asked if I would pair her with someone good and understanding, and I said, “No way! I’m pairing you with me!”

Here is a video I made of me reading Shearin’s poem “Shackleton’s Decision.” I lay awake at night thinking of how I would do it, figuring I would just film myself talking about how awesome she is and then read the poem. How boring would that have been? Then it occurred to me that I could easily find archival photos of Shackleton and his ill-fated expedition on the internet and produce a narrated slideshow instead! Spent a day in June creating this. Enjoy.

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