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"todd sicker" Discussed on Poetry Off The Shelf
"Majority non-disabled publishing world has to has to pick up the rest of the slack so eager for we're waiting we welcome and ready when you are You can find a selection of laura hershey's poems in the book. Laura hershey on the life and work of an american master which came out from platies in two thousand nineteen and in the chap book spark before dark which was published in two thousand eleven. In two thousand sixteen laura. Hershey was included in the colorado women's hall of fame. Almost twenty years after president clinton awarded her the president's award from the president's committee on employment of people with disabilities or her. She died in two thousand ten together with nikki. Hurd meg day edited the book. Laura hershey on the life and work of an american master mcveigh's days also the author of the fooling poetry collection last som- at sea level winner of the barrow street press poetry prize. Select by offer. Michael weaver and the publishing triangle's two thousand fifteen audrey lord award as well as to chap books on has a hammer and we can't read this in two thousand thirteen. They were awarded a national endowment for the arts fellowship in poetry mandate teaches english and creative writing at franklin and marshall college and lives in lancaster pennsylvania with their partner. And they're hearing service dog. Goose special things to emily phipps for interpreting to the western history and genealogy department at the denver public library for use of the audio clip of her hershey palm. You get proud by practicing and to robin stevens for the permission to use it to find out more about laura hershey and meg day. Check out the poetry foundation website. The music in this episode is by todd sicker fouss. I'm helen other clots. And this was poetry off the shelf. Thank you for listening..
"todd sicker" Discussed on Poetry Off The Shelf
"Bruce beasley is based in bellingham washington matthews. A pruder lives in piedmont california aiming asuka title. Talk to me from oxford mississippi. Since this episode. I came out. She's published an essay collection titled world of wonders in praise of firefly's will sharks and other astonishment. Admonishment are join me. From columbus ohio cousin ali from san diego and laurel nakanishi from honolulu. You can find her poetry videos for kids on her website. laurel macaroni. She dot com. When i talked to naomi she had ni- in san antonio texas enlarge. She was busy reading the proofs of her upcoming new and selected. Now it's out just look for everything comes next and if you were worried about sally one mile two days. After i called her at her hotel room and cancun she wrote me an email. It was a whirlwind. She said but i made it and now in las vegas and safe. If you wanna read one of the poems she wrote since just google sally when mao and wet market to find out more on any of these poets. Check out the poetry foundation website. The music in this episode is by todd sicker focus. The sounds are from free. Sound dot org or from my kitchen or my window. I'm healing other groups and this was poultry off the shelf. Thank you for listening..
"todd sicker" Discussed on Poetry Off The Shelf
"Intimacy. A creates around gestures and words. But which isn't about what they're explicitly communicating. Yeah Yeah I mean when I think of custody. I will always think of my dad's nothing particular kind of custody I'll think of. Lights and it will kinda custody have. US But here we have. Powell to star in. That was particularly popular. In. My Dad was the kid you know it's kind of like school meal custody you have sponge. Or the my dad's still really loves it's like very sweet and embrace synthetic or like, right And maybe there's something about that powder custard, which is my dad. On which also expresses the relationship that me and my mom have to my dad's. Them. And that is understanding of how phenomenology works. Rights Rights that your? Love for your dad is inside the powder custard. Exactly. Exactly. Will Harris is the author of the Poetry Collection Rendong, which was a poetry book, Society Choice and shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection Twenty twenty as well as the chap book or the English say pamphlet all this is implied which was picked as London review bookshop pamphlet of the year. He also published a book length essay titled Mixed Race Superhuman and Teachers for the Poetry School in London. You can find the essay he wrote about poetry, of Maimi Burson Burkey via the chief foundation website. The music in this episode is by Todd Sicker Frus-. I am hailing groups and this was poetry off the shelf. Thank you for listening..
"todd sicker" Discussed on Poetry Off The Shelf
"Good white people not my phrase. I swear but my grandmother's when someone surprised her by holding open the door or by seeing that same high. See Stephanie Meals holds near the end of I have learned to respect the power of love or by gifting her with Turkey on the twenty fourth of December December after a year of not tipping her for cleaning with they could afford not to clean. You'll have to forgive my grandmother with her good hair and her good white people and her certified good slap across your mouth crack the beaten door to eat or saying but do not speak evil dead. Bad Black woman is still love. She didn't know what we know. In America. Today anyone can turn on a TV or look out a window to see several kinds of bird in the air while each face watching smiles and spits cusses and sings a single anthem of blood. Awed all stained she was ugly. I'm ugly you're ugly to no such thing as good white people thank you. Thank you and this is a poll on that. I don't read a lot because Even though I think it's clear people like to misunderstand it. I mean I can indefinitely feel the defensive reaction right where I'm like. Wait wait a minute. What about my cousin? Bob The only eats fish. Do you like so. There's a lot that this is especially toward. Its end about the fact of our investment in somebody calling us good and the truth about what we know in what we say and what we've experienced. Do you understand what I'm saying like. We are all all of us and especially white people. Yeah participating right. And I'm sorry we're not GONNA get anywhere until till my people can say that they are participating that they are benefiting people think racism is when something bad happens to me but racism is also so all the good things that happened to you just because you were white that you didn't even know happen to you today. The same a person passed by me and frowned pass by you and smiled. That was racism. Not just because they frowned at me. It was racism because they smile at you when you got a raise because you were white. That was racism and it was all the more racists because they didn't know they were giving it to you because you were white. Yeah they didn't know they were looking over me because I'm black do you. Do you understand what I'm saying. Truth if we're GONNA fix things so you know that's you know like no you don't you don't get to be out here trying to get away with foolishness because you wanNA call it yourself. Good right so I have Understanding a history A personal and I think a community History and experience that That has a lot to do with. Why I'm saying the things I say you know? I'm not just interested in what we do also interested in what we go. We take AAC for granted the conversation that they're black and brown families have with their kids about how to interact with. We pleases if that's okay and it's not we're in a political crisis we're in And we are in a crisis of the natural world. We're living in one right now and yet There is beauty. I'm excited about the fact that it's not not over. I'm excited about the fact that no matter what this world or this nation A. Does to us to me. Beauty is not over. You know people people will still fall in love. You know what I like to think about. I like to think about the fact. That Phillis Wheatley married somebody that she chose to marry very. I like to think about the fact that Phillis Wheatley the slave fill in love. Do you know what I mean. Yeah that's still possible under under all kinds of conditions people wanna do stuff like have children in love them to do stuff like cuddle with they mandate woman me I and and I think that's beautiful and I have to tell the truth about that and if I'm a poet if I'm any kind of a poet then I have to be able to look at something and see it for what it is and to see something something for what it is you see it for all its light and you see for all its darkness and nothing is completely like just is nothing is completely dark. Yeah I mean it reminds me of this this thing that Tony Morrison said That out of the monstrosity. That is slavery that that the people who were born under that system were themselves not monsters. Late what a triumph of the of the human spirit year. We're better than anything. The world throws it as. Aren't we in this something. Yeah I mean it. It is such a confusing thing I think too. I don't think everyone has the openness or or that space to hold Aldo's contrasting juice together you know so I'm wondering how do you keep yourself tethered right to to looking for that. Well I don't know if tethered is the word actually. Sometimes I don't feel tethered at all. It'll feel grounded and also think you know different people accept different roles and my understanding of what I was going to do When I when I fell ailing love poetry I fell in love with poetry because I was reading it and if you re poetry and you read about poets you very quickly figure out that throughout history and around the world? The poet is always sort of an outcast figure politicized figure a figure who people are afraid of or don't want to be around I sort of accepted my role as an outcast. Pretty early all understood that in many ways I wouldn't be allowed to be tethered third and I'm just I'm not afraid of difficulty. None of us are actually afraid of difficulty. And we just like to pretend that we are This is bad this is good and if we have to deal he'll with stuff that's in the middle Then we get a little confused and we do not like the people who make us deal with the stuff that you know. This is why people prefer preachers to poets. Do due to a yeah. Poetry like Well and it is difficult. It is difficult. I think to read these poems in front of an audience and on occasion I have and will but I don't think of that I have I have to say my Experience of that is not necessarily an experience bravery. Maybe when am I writing it. I do feel some fear like Oh my God. I'm saying this thing but like almost as soon as I do it. I'm really just trying to get my poem done because i WanNa make a good palm. How long do you want to make a lasting ass Paul? Jericho Brown is the author of three poetry collections. His debut view please which won the American book aboard the New Testament which one the atmosphere Wolf Book Award and his latest. The tradition which was on on every best of two thousand nineteen list. I've seen he has received a guggenheim fellowship. One from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard. One from the national down for the arts and he wanted to whiting award. He's taught at the University of San Diego at Iowa and now teaches and directs the program of creative writing writing at emory university in Atlanta to find out more about his work. Check out the poetry foundation website. The music in this episode is by Todd sicker foods. I'm healing groups and this was poetry off the shelf. Thank you for listening..
"todd sicker" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Show Haiti's another problem. His wife Queen processing whose residents split between the underworld and the earth and his movement between them causes the season. She's really fun when she's above ground bringing spring and a song to tip Tina style environment in this production. Here's amber gray as perfect enjoying her freedom. But when she's down below in the underworld, she's kind of like, a real housewife Haiti's, she's drunk nosy and a sad marriage. This is all brought to life by the visionary director. Rachel chaff can hire H O who was nominated for a Tony in two thousand seventeen for the great comet. She brings out the passion, and the sadness and the spirit of all these characters on I s Mitchell with us as well. Rachel and Andre thanks for coming to all of it. And I see in my magic box here for my producers Haiti's town received twelve outer Critics Circle award nominations today is meeting the pack, including outstanding musical two nominations for on ice and nations for Rickles direction at an AS NASA. Thank you. And a nomination for Rachel's direction and for Andre for featured. With you. Forget the interviewing some champagne. In here. A nath. This started with a melody and some lyrics floating in your head on a car ride. It's to what were you thinking about because I actually had that thought sitting in the audience Saturday night, let somebody thought all this up. What was going through your mind at that time? And then how did it expand out to be what was an album yet? So it's been a really long road, and it did kind of start in that on that car ride. A lot of times if I'm writing a song like just a freeze. We'll come into my head. And usually it has a few words animals and in this case it contained the seat of what became that song week for me. And it had some other words wait for me. I'm coming in my garters and pearls with what melody did you barter me from the wicked underworld and those lyrics never made it into any version of the show, but they sort of pointed to the see story, and by the way, that was an amazing synopsis. You gay I wish I could record that. And just play it. People when they ask what is the coke? This morning. So I was in my twenties. I was living in the state of Mont, and I had a bunch of creative friends up there. The early director of the shows in Ben match ticky came from the bread and puppet world, two of my collaborators that have been working with basically since that time, Michael Cherney and Todd Cica flus are the arranger orchestrators of the peace still and Michael started working in two thousand six and Todd in two thousand seven we put on the show as DIY community theater project, Vermont we played like town halls and music venues, and we traveled around in a school bus that was painted silver. Cool. Yeah. It was it was a very it was a much more abstract version of a show than what is happening now. But it was it was magical in its way. And then a couple years later, I started working on with Todd sicker foods working on this studio record which had guest singers singing, the different roles of the characters, and then a piece kind of moved into the music world. So we would we would tour around Michael, chore, knee, and a six piece band and me and guest singers in different towns and cities and for a few years. We just presented this show as a concert, but I had always wanted to develop it further and see it on stage again, and in twenty twelve I met Rachel because I saw the great comet at ars Nova and totally was just blown away by it Rachel's direction in particular, and we had a mutual friend this drummer named Ray who gave me her number reached out. And we started talking about the show. Oh and six years later here. We are we've been we've done like many many workshops. We did off Broadway. We went to Edmund Canada. Broadway shows how they're trying. Yeah. It was winter. It was mid-winter, and it wasn't banned wasn't. No as it might have been banned in Boston. Now, they're very welcoming and made us feel warm. Yeah. And in London. And then here we are in Broadway. Just just now. So my producer Simon who you met earlier he studied classics in college. He got way deep into the myth with me going through all of them. Were you always enamored with myths? I mean, this could have been a boy meets girl anybody story. But you went for these sort of these classic stories. I know, you know, it's not like I studied mythology or anything I'm not sort of a classics buff. But I do remember encountering this particular myth in children's illustrated mythology book, delares say it. Yeah. And there was just a very compelling illustration of of the ascent of the lovers out of the underworld. And this story has been retold so many times in so many beautiful ways, especially by musicians because they have this this hero musician character, and I love black Orpheus, and I loved the Cocteau movie lower Fe, and yeah. All of those things were. Were inspiring in terms of this particular story Andrei when you first heard the music and read the book of this musical. What did you think? This is what I thought that. I heard the music and read the book that I need to introduce the fact affect toy to the telling of the story because I'm proud of it, and I want everybody to know how close I am to a native. Also in two thousand twelve when a maze was meeting, the great Chaffee. I believe the first theatrical iterative. Of Haiti's town was done in the studios of second-stage. In which I had my opportunity to inject my DNA to hurt me. So I wanna claim to be the prototype. Okay. So not only did I inject my DNA into Hermes. Also, put a boomerang in there. So that somewhere along this journey it would come back to it took six year. But but it came back to me now to specifically respond to your question. I hear the music are we the script and it touches me in the three parts of my being that have established my mantra, which is to speak beautifully to walk beautifully to live beautifully. And that's what Hermes allows me to do in this beautiful context of ancient pagan ritual which supplies us in. In almost every beautiful line of NASA's poetry, some contemporary reflection from which we can learn a life lesson. What am I dance friends was she just was obsessing about how you walk down the stairs. She's like I'm going to hold onto that. So rich as a director, you get a hold of the script, and this music where does I mean, it seems like there's just so much opportunity here. What is it that you wanted to bring out what did you think needed to come to the forefront? So that we the audience are in from the beginning. Yeah. I mean, the so I didn't counter the studio album, first and foremost when a NASA nice started kind of getting to know each other and twenty twelve twenty thirteen and actually we started not so much. I did bring one particular visual to an ask which was this idea of the swinging lamps that was like the first image that I ever had. And when later you told me the story of of that song coming to you all driving. I was like, oh, of course. I was seeing the the streetlamps Passover your windshield as you're like going to your love. So so that felt really we use this more to lot, but like cosmic, but actually we spent years. Mostly talking about story. And so there was sort of there was a libretto at that time that we looked at but more than anything actually spent time with the studio album that was sort of this record of the original theatre work that had begun to happen in Vermont. And we talk through what was like being achieved with each song. And what characters already felt present. And who I felt like I was tracking and more than anything being an audience member in going. Well, this is what I've learned where where did where did per seven go between these five songs. Okay. Well, that feels like it's to be filled in and so very slowly an AS was writing and writing and writing more, and then and then at a certain point revising to kind of fill in that story architecture. So that was that was the big thing that I was looking at one of the reviews. Interesting. It said it went from cool to gorgeous. Yeah. Off broad. It was cool and on Broadway. It's core. Gis what changed a lot of things changed? I mean, certainly if I think about those two words specifically like downtown this show is still very much in process. And so a lot of the storytelling was done it microphones. There are still a huge nod to sort of the concert background the fact that the piece was still very much rooted as a music event, first and foremost and not a dramatic event in the sense of live action happening in space. So one of the significant things that happen is we got rid of those microphones. They became lobs on the actors faces other than Hermes storytelling. Mike the beautiful to headed, Mike. And and the staging got, you know, larger and so as Orpheus journeys down into the underworld, you feel a sense of physical journey as a result and the physical production to match, but the other. Huge thing that happened is thematically and writing wise, the show just got twenty stories deeper and a big part of that was I think the addition of the workers chorus which we had begun thinking like that knowing that we wanted in the future at New York theatre workshop but couldn't afford it wouldn't have had anywhere to put them anyway face. But we added the workers course in Canada. And then they really grew into themselves as an entity as a character in London, and now on Broadway, and that was both the addition of this like extraordinary group of actor singer, performer dancers who just like enrich the theater of the peace so much. But also, and I think more importantly, it was always clear what Orpheus walk meant for Eurydice and for him because it meant, you know, getting getting getting each other's love back in the in the world. But what? But this piece is always had. Political undertones of Haiti's town as this oppressive state. And so what wasn't clear was the consequences of Orpheus walk and just daring to ask Haiti's, can we go? And so that simple question of ask of just asking power. Can we change? Can we have this freedom that the ramifications of that really only began to become clear in the show? Once we had those those workers, my guess, Rachel chaff can amaze Mitchell and Andrea shields we're talking about Haiti's town, which by the way was nominated for twelve outer circle awards just today. So in other change was the addition of Hermes as our narrator. I mean, that's not anywhere in the myths. Why did you feel like we needed her miss? Yeah. Well, as Rachel was saying, you know, this is my process with Rachel has been Rachel has been a very loving and aggressive in veep. John matured on this show for six years. And and especially because I come from the music world from song writing world and Rachel comes from theater. And it's like, I think at New York theater workshop, we were asking a lot of patients of people the caves just be okay with that. This is going to be a three and a half minute song. And there may or may not be an event or result. You know, it just get a hang out in it. And then trying to bring the piece further and further towards what feels like generous, storytelling and the Hermes. Character has a narrator is a really has been a really important part of that. And I loved Andrea what I heard you say the other day about something about Hermes coming out there at the beginning of the show and making almost like a contract with the audience, and he says, you know, the first thing he says, he's all right. You know in the company says, all right? And then he says it to the audience and the audience says it he says it differently than I do. But. What was it that you said in the interview that you that you are the contract was you will be you may be changed it. Sure the contract that Hermes is establishing with the audience. He says I. This. Join us on this journey. You may be challenged. You may even be changed. But you will not be harmed. And their response is a joyous. I. Even though you let us know. This is a sad song. And we're going to tell it again. Yeah. But that's when we learned our lessons about how to live joyous life. But listening to sad songs. Listening to sad public tree. Going through the Rolodex of mind of the most sad experiences. We've ever had and then making that right?.