A few years ago, one of my proudest professional moments, I was part of a series of many performances, starting with a week-long stint at the Poetry Foundation, and then an east coast tour, of my poems from Fjords by a Chicago-based shadow puppet company called Manual Cinema, a composer, Kyle Vegter, and a string quartet, Chicago Q Ensemble. If you missed those performances, you can watch a 15 minute excerpt of it here (the entire performance was over an hour), and get a pretty good idea of how things went down.
Chicago Q Ensemble
“Because it Comes Right at You Does Not Mean it Comes to Kill You”
written by Kyle Vegter/performed by Chicago Q Ensemble
based on the poem of the same title from Fjords
This is the trailer for the Manual Cinema and Chicago Q Ensemble performance of Fjords that will take place at the Poetry Foundation February 23-26. A version of this performance will also happen Friday night during the AWP conference.
(1) the paperback designed by Denny Schmickle (who also designed the first two books) for $10 if you buy a Black Ocean subscription, or
(2) the signed, limited edition of 200, foil-stamped hardcover for $30 that comes with a CD of music inspired by the poems, composed and performed by the Chicago Q Ensemble. The CD sleeve will also be designed and screen printed by Denny.