I recently recorded a couple of poems I’m thinking about performing on Saturday at a Breaking Ground Poets benefit event in hopes that listening to the piece over and over again would help me memorize the work so I don’t have to stand up there reading from a piece of paper. Even the smallest piece of paper is a barrier between audience and performer.
I’m not sure I’m going to be able to reach that goal but after posting the recordings because what the heck, I made them, I found I’m getting an unexpected warm response from people who’ve not been so inclined to comment on my written posts. I think I’ll record a couple of more pieces before the week is out, maybe asking those who can’t make the fundraiser to consider making a donation to the BGP Brave New Voices travel fund. -ag

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