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NCPR Podcasts: Giving Voice

NCPR's web manager Dale Hobson hosts this monthly podcast featuring poetry in performance and conversation about the creative process.

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Giving Voice airs as a segment on the NCPR regional arts program Open Studio on the last Thursday of each month at 7 pm. The podcast versions below are extended edits from the broadcast feature.

For more information about Giving Voice, contact Dale Hobson.

Giving Voice episodes


Giving Voice: Poet Steven White and Composer Richard Crandell

Canton poet and translator Steven White has experimented with reading his work accompanied by produced music in two CDs, Transversions and Transversions 2. But the limitations of working with independently-created music have led him to collaborate directly with a composer and performer, Oregon mbira player Richard Crandell. In this episode of Giving Voice, I talk with the poet about this long-distance artistic partnership, and we hear three poems blended with Crandell's compositions--"Oil & Consciousness," "The Clay Pots," and "Little-Pilgrimage-Day." Our thanks to public radio station KLCC in Eugene, Oregon, and to music director Michael Canning for production assistance on this piece.  Go to full article

Giving Voice: The Family Plot?poetry in collaboration

One of the pleasures of performing poetry is the scope it allows for collaboration with other artists. We follow a poem by host Dale Hobson, "The Family Plot," from one collaboration--with potter Paul Davison, into another--a musical setting of the poem by singer/songwiter Barabara Heller.  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Guest David Budbill

David Budbill is long recognized for giving voice to the speech, lives and landscape of his home in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Then one day an old Chinese hermit/poet/scholar came to live up hill from David, and took his name, Judevine Mountain, from his new dwelling place. In two books of poetry, Moment to Moment, and While We've Still got Feet, David has brought his reclusive neighbor's work to the public. For this debut podcast edition of Giving Voice, we present an extended recording of David in performance with jazz musicians William Parker and Hamid Drake at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, and excerpts from an interview following a reading at the Montgomery Vermont Municipal Library.  Go to full article

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