Happy Multimedia Friday (and while we weren't looking, it somehow became March...)!
Today I have some audio for you. Last week, both Annie and Tracey mentioned that they liked listening to my poems. I was very happy to hear that, and decided to read and record Thataway (to view the text of the poem, click on the link).
I enjoyed revisiting this poem, and it was a fun one to read aloud...I like the weird pacing implied in the words. I wrote and posted the poem in December (hard to believe that is over two months ago), and had been thinking about how we give directions to one another---how we steer each other verbally through landmark and landscape. This poem is also about struggling to find the right language to encourage/to be encouraged.
I was also inspired by Frederik Heyman's photography here, especially "The Weather Project." These images are like choreographed, frozen performances; all photographs pause time, but these photos especially imply movement that is impossible, and simulated through hanging objects and people in the air and at exaggerated angles. I love how Heyman wants us to notice the strings.
To listen to "Thataway," click here. You'll be taken to my Soundcloud account (I also have songs posted there--this is my first poem posted there); simply click the orange "Play" button. If you are looking for a place to store/share audio, I absolutely recommend Soundcloud to you.