Short post today, because I'm hoping you'll spend part of your BAP blog energy for the day checking out the wonderful reading performance below by Cin Salach, as well as that further down by Vachel Lindsay.
Where does Cin Salach get the music from? How does she know what and where to sing? If you listen closely all the way through, you can hear that her voice is just like a bird poised on the edge of flight, on the edge of song, all the way through. It doesn't always take off, but it always just might. So lovely.
Same questions about Vachel Lindsay's reading - what are the imperatives that guide this reading and push it in, and out, of song?
Do you hear music when you write your poems? I certainly don't, but so wish I did, listening to these two.
Nic's previous BAP blog posts
Poetry out loud: Must-visit websites
Poetry out loud: Group reading
Poetry out loud: Page vs stage
Poetry out loud: Voice as organ of investigation
Poetry out loud: Audio chapbooks & other methods of poetry delivery