Audio Samples of Our Poetry
Poetry Versus Reality
Gregory Weber's poem "For-Closure" uses samples of audio, including quotes and music from various sources. Read at the Wooden Shoe live on December 7th, 2010, this audio version is actually recorded and mixed (poorly), not from a performance.
This poem is much more fun read out loud than it is on the page. Greg's sick on this recording, so it doesn't have quite the Billy Mays-esque energy it deserves, but hopefully you can still get the vibe from this audio until a proper video is recorded. Read at the meeting on October 18, 2010
"In Defense of the Hero"
Jim reads his most recent work, which might tie into something far more... epic down the road. This recording was done at the October 18, 2010 meeting. It's not finished yet, so there's a good possibility this one will be updated down the road.
"Seven Ways to Die"
It took two takes for Jen to record this reading of her poem due to some background noise and an unexpected interruption halfway through. She got it the second time around, despite some giggles as she read the title. No, she's not laughing about the poem. Another one recorded at the October 18, 2010 meeting.
Maryan read the entirety of a revised version of her narrative poem for group members at the meeting on October 18, 2010. This one is ten minutes long, but the length is necessary for the blend of poetry and prose she uses in this piece. Again, there will probably be updates on this down the road.
"From the Line of Pharaohs"
Yes, we are aware that pharaohs was spelled incorrectly on the video title screen. None of us are video specialists though, and it's a tedious job setting these audio recordings up, so just make a nasty comment on youtube or something. This was the second poem Greg read at the October 18, 2010 meeting.