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"The Poachers." Wood engraving by Greg Lago
"The Poachers." Wood engraving by Greg Lago

"The Poachers"?Poetry and visual arts

The connection between poets and musicians goes all the way back to the origins of both art forms, but for almost as long, poets and visual artists have also found inspiration in each other's work. Dale Hobson talks with Clayton wood engraver, Greg Lago, and Potsdam printer, Jim Benvenuto, about the creation of On the River, a suite of prints celebrating the St. Lawrence River in all its seasons. Dale reads the Fall poem from the collection, "The Poachers." Thanks to Chris Turner for the roadhouse harmonica solo, recorded live at the Red Tavern in St. Regis Falls.  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Poet Duriel Harris

Poet Duriel Harris teaches at St. Lawrence University in Canton NY, and is one of many artists exploring "do-it-yourself" studio technology as a way to deepen the impact of her work. In this edition of Giving Voice she creates richly-textured soundscapes of music, sampled sound, and vocal effects to amplify the power of her words. She characterizes her work as po-mo funk, po-mo for post-modern, and funk for--well--funk. We'll listen to two of her studio compositions, "Living Body," from her collection Drag, and "Self Portrait at the Millennium," as well as a sample from a live performance. Host Dale Hobson talks with the poet about working in new media, and about working in collaboration.  Go to full article
Duriel Harris
Duriel Harris

Poet Duriel Harris on Open Studio

Poet Duriel Harris, who teaches at St. Lawrence University in Canton, is one of many artists exploring "do-it-yourself" studio technology as a way to deepen the impact of their work. In this Giving Voice segment she creates a richly-textured soundscape of music, sampled sound, and vocal effects to amplify the power of her words. Dale Hobson asked the poet how her composition "Self Portrait at the Millennium"--inspired by the image of a 1950s lynching--was put together.  Go to full article

Giving Voice: "Voices in the Mountains" Concert

The poetry of the young often has a direct and sincere simplicity that lends itself to musical arrangement. In this edition of "Giving Voice," Todd Moe talks with young poets and professional musicians at a special concert in Saranac Lake. The Gregg Smith Singers perform choral arrangements of "I Wonder," "Dreaming," and "First Love"--poems by three of the winners in the Great Adirondack Young People's Poetry Contest.  Go to full article

Book excerpt: Widdershins by Charles de Lint

In this reading by author Charles de Lint from Widdershins, the human fiddler Geordie Riddle is just leaving the faery court revels that take place after hours in a Newford shopping mall. He offers a ride to another of the participants, and discovers that multi-cultural tensions are as problematic in the "other world" as they are in this one.  Go to full article
Charles de Lint reading at an Ottawa book-launch party
Charles de Lint reading at an Ottawa book-launch party

Books: a conversation with Ottawa author Charles de Lint

Ottawa author Charles de Lint is widely popular throughout North America for his novels and story collections written in a one-author sub-genre he calls "mythic fiction." In his sixty-some publications, creatures of folklore, of legend, and of the author's own vivid imagination mingle with ordinary humanity in present-day urban and rural settings. Dale Hobson attended the Ottawa book-launch party for de Lint's latest release, the novel Widdershins, which is set in and around the imaginary city of Newford. Afterward, he spoke with the author by phone.  Go to full article

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

On Open Studio: Poet Steven White

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. Dale Hobson talks with the poet about this long-distance artistic partnership, and we hear two poems--"Oil & Consciousness" and "The Clay Pots." 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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