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