In both September and March, I participated in Storyfort, a literary festival, and one of the “forts” of the Treefort Music Festival here in Boise, ID. In this post, I share photos from five readings and panels.
Poetry & Mimosas | Storyfort 2022
I read at the Poetry & Mimosas event on March 27th at the Owyhee Hotel for Storyfort 2022. The other featured readers included Emily Pittinos, Amy Pence-Brown, Jonathan Warren, Rise Collins, Benjamin Schmitt, and Daphne Stanford.
Pacific Northwest Poets Showcase | Storyfort 2022
I read at the Pacific Northwest Poets Showcase on March 26th at Guru Donuts for Storyfort 2022. The other featured readers included Benjamin Schmitt and Daphne Stanford.
I was on a panel held at FireFusion Studio that discussed the intersection between music and poetry. The panel, Sound & Vision: Poets & Musicians on the Art of the Lyric, was hosted by poet Adam O. Davis. The other panelists were poets Tessy Ward and Aaron LoPatin.
Part One: Musical Rests and Pauses in the Poetry of Cathy Park Hong and De Leon Harrison
One idea I focused on was tonal “clouds” and the use of in-line pauses in the musical performance texts of Cathy Park Hong, De Leon Harrison, and others.
It seems like every time the Trump administration does something really horrid, I end up crying — which is why I sometimes avoid the current news cycle — and why I also have a list on my smartphone’s notebook app called List Of Times The Trump Administration Has Made Me Cry.
Other times, I feel I have to own it as much as possible and wallow in the horrid times we are living in, so I created a soundtrack of some depressing pieces of music that match the general atmosphere and political climate.