7.25.14

Quieter week around these parts…some original poetry from Diane Havens & Wayne Gatfield, and late to party but better than never, Tom Jones, and a humorous revisiting from years past.

 

 

Gardening, by Diane Havens

Read by Diane Havens

Diane writes…

One of my many garden meditations.

From my collection WITHOUT MAKEUP.

 

The Poet and His Muse, by Wayne Gatfield

Read by Wayne Gatfield

A new poem by me with music

 

 

Man Uses Tazer on Himself

Read by Xe Sands

 

Xe writes…

…cue the muzak…

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please stand by.

*sigh* Technical difficulties have thwarted my efforts to get a decent recording out this week. And then a truly foul mood thwarted any post-technical issues attempts. Which, come to think of it, should have worked in my favor as the Lawrence poems on deck for this week were of the foul mood variety. Yeah, no dice. And poorly delivered poetry is worse than none. So.

So here’s what we’re gonna do. We’re gonna go with one of my personal faves from year’s past. A bit of humor. And complete stupidity rendered hilarious by the author of this piece. Yes, there is some profanity, so be prepared for that – but honestly, it’s worth it.

So without further ado: Man Uses Tazer on Himself.
“Note: there is no such things as a ‘one second burst’ when ya use a tazer on yourself…”

 

 

 

Tom Jones Book IX Ch 3, by Henry Fielding

Mark writes…

Book 9 Chapter 3 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

Tom and the woman arrive at an inn in Upton, but are no sooner arrived than they get assaulted by the innkeeper and his wife, who are trying to maintain as decent an establishment as possible. Considering Tom has arrived with a topless woman, they have their suspicions about what’s going on. The fight is described in Fielding’s trademarked mock epic style, with the goddesses Victory and Fortune both arriving to lend a hand. However, the fight gets cut short by the arrival of a woman and her servant arriving at the inn in cognito, while Tom and Partridge recover from the fight.

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7.18.14

Let’s see…this week we’ve got an awesome spoken word poetry dance, more original poetry from the fab Diane Havens, new piece from A is 4 Advocate, Tom Jones, and a sad revisiting. Come on in…the audio is fine…

 

 

She Dances, by Phetote Mshairi

 

 

Phetote writes…

Choreograph your interpretation of this poignant poem, then email a vid of the performance to phetote1@yahoo.com …and/or post it to Youtube or Fb or wherever you want, and be sure to tag the vid with #SheDancesChallenge and#Phetote. I look forward to experiencing your poetry in motion!

 

 

 

Unfinished, by Diane Havens

Read by Diane Havens

Diane writes…

Following my father-in-law’s death last year, my husband found among his belongings a beautiful but unfinished crocheted bedspread.

From my collection WITHOUT MAKEUP.

 

Mother Nature Turn Down 4 Whaaaat? by A is 4 Advocate

Read by Xe Sands

Xe writes…

Yeah, yeah…I know. I just released this two weeks ago. Can you really revisit something that’s still somewhat in the current consciousness? But today is my father’s first birthday since he died. And all I can think is that I wish he was still here so I could yet again forget to call him on his birthday until the last possible minute, waking him up and telling him card is on its way and as soon as I think of a present I’ll send it. And feeling a bit like a fail of a daughter, but knowing he didn’t care, never cared…because he knew I loved him, and I knew he loved me anyway, even if I forgot to send him a card.

Again, my profound thanks to Annie Neugebauer for allowing me to record this beautiful piece.

Image credit: Fel1x
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Tom Jones Book IX Ch 2, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

 

Mark writes…

Book 9 Chapter 2 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

Well, this week is a momentous occasion! We are now two years into this project, meaning we are exactly at the halfway point! It’s now 104 chapters long, and at slightly over 19 hours in length, it’s by a wide margin my longest solo audiobook project!

Anyway, we begin this chapter right where we ended Book 8, with Tom and the Old Man of the Hill looking out over the world. Tom spots a woman being attacked by a scoundrel. Tom leaps into action, rescuing the woman and beating the scoundrel bloody. It turns out the scoundrel is Tom’s most recent nemesis, Northerton. Northerton escapes, and Tom and the woman head into Upton in order to find help.

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July 11, 2014

Well then. *clears throat* *shifts eyes sheepishly* Is it, er, Saturday? Heh. No…surely it’s still Friday somewhere?

Well, it will be worth the wait, I hope. First, a bit of something different from Amy Lowell and storyteller, Old Eugenie…then on with Baudelaire, and some excellent original pieces, topping off with a new chapter book presentation, and the continuing saga of Tom Jones.

 

The Crossroads, by Amy Lowell

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Read by Xe Sands

Xe writes…

…sit back, close your eyes, picture the crossroads, and let Old Eugenie tell you a story…

A crossroads.

An ash stake.

A burial.

There will be neither peace nor walking from this place…at least, not while the ash stake holds fast.

Image credit: moominsean
CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

 

 

Cats, by Charles Baudelaire

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Read by Diane Havens

Diane writes…

An old favorite poem to celebrate a new kitten.

 

 

 

how dare SHE be?!, by A is 4 Advocate

 

Read by A is 4 Advocate

A is 4 Advocate writes…

And while this is in part a long winded justification
of why I walk with such sophistication
and the confidence of a cougar who’s just fuqqin with her pray

it’s important for me to say
I’m talking about y’all as as much as I am myself
We’re cut from the same cloth
So if galaxies are weaved into my plaits
It’s in y’all weaves and flats
and ties and slacks
and has been begun to unravel waiting for your memory to ring the doorbell

 

 

 

Dance of Shiva by Wayne Gatfield

 

Read by Wayne Gatfield

Wayne writes…

original poem of mine with music

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Remembering the Dead, by Jordan Reyne

Read by Jordan Reyne

 

Jordan writes…

Chapter one from Remembering the Dead, read by the author (Jordan Reyne).

Set in a forest where the undead walk at night, Lethe, a gravedigger in the employ of history, is sent to unearth the tales of the dead. In doing so she unearths a ghost of her own, intent on toppling her already tenuous grip on her own story.

Remembering the dead is a collection of folklore and fact, gathered from the folk of Karamea and the direct decendents of New Zealand’s first pioneers to the area.

Orders, historical images and more via www.jordanreyne.com/rtd.html

 

Tom Jones Book IX Ch 1, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

 

Mark writes…

Book 9 Chapter 1 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

Book 8 is over, and it’s time to start Book 9, which means another discursive chapter. This chapter details what Fielding thinks a writer of histories (please remember that’s what he’s calling this book, rather than a novel or a romance) needs. Chief among those things are experience of the real world, without which an author would be presenting the truth as he imagines it to be from what he’s read or what he imagines.

 

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We’re BACK! Miss Us?

SO good to be back in the saddle after a month’s hiatus as Going Public hosted and promoted the Summer Shorts ’14 project. Great project and we were thrilled to do it…but oh, the weekly pieces have been whispering, sometimes clamoring to be heard.

 

So, without further ado, WE’RE BACK! Oh, and we’re catching up BIG time. Straight readings, multi-media pieces, and 6 chapters of Tom Jones!

 

Read by Xe Sands

Xe writes…

This poem. Do I really need to say anything? Doubt it…doesn’t a piece like this speak for itself? Or rather, if you’re there, it speaks for itself – directly to you, to your experience. And if you’re not there, I envy you.

My profound thanks to Annie Neugebauer for allowing me to record this beautiful piece.

Image credit: Fel1x
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Poems, Places & Soundscapes Cubed – exhibition explored

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Producer writes…

field-recording of sound-enhanced poetry & film-poem exhibition in Leicester, England

vocals: Mark Goodwin & various exhibition contributors … & one passing member of the public …
gallery-technician-at-work sounds: Chris Tyrer
binaural recording & editing: Mark Goodwin
photo: Nikki Clayton & Mark Goodwin – the screenshot (in the photo) is from Dave Bonta’s film-poem ‘Note to Self”

recording equipment courtesy of Arts Council England Grants for the arts

Cube Gallery provided by Phoenix Arts, Leicester

‘Poems, Places & Soundscapes’ is an international exhibition of digitally produced sound-&-poetry focusing on place and soundscape, installed in Leicester’s Cube Gallery (part of The Phoenix arts complex) from Monday 7 April to Friday 25 April 2014. Poet Mark Goodwin and Brian Lewis (of Longbarrow Press) bring together and present a range of vivid, immersive sound-enhanced poetry made through various poet, musician and sound-designer collaborations, as well as by individual poet-sound-artists. The exhibition also includes a selection of ‘place-entranced’ film-poems.

Information about contributors, an interview with curator Mark Goodwin, and photos can be found here: poemsplacessoundscapes.wordpress.com/

soundcloud.com/groups/air-to-hear

longbarrowpress.com/

phoenix.org.uk/

 

 

 

the conscription of Her Coils, by A is 4 Advocate

 

Read by A is 4 Advocate

A is 4 Advocate writes…

A variety of emotions overcome me as I watch a young girl
with her kinks and coils
burned and broken
into long but stagnant tresses,
sing a national anthem with reverence and tear-jerking, heart-wrenching pride for a country that has told her from birth, that she had to radically alter her genetic makeup in order to fit into this dream.

 

 

 

Blessings Way, by Wayne Gatfield

 

Read by Wayne Gatfield

Wayne writes…

A poem of mine with music by Sparrow

 

New Way of Thinking, by Kasia / 3rd St Hustle Productions

 

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Death Be Not Proud, by John Donne

Read by Wyntner Woody

Wyntner writes…

Perhaps the best known work of John Donne (1573-1631), if only because it inspired the title of John Gunther’s novel of the suffering and premature death of a young man.

 

 

 

I am Enamored with Love (Spoken-Art Poetry by Phetote Mshairi)

 

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Read by Phetote Mshairi

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Jones Book VIII Ch 9, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

 

Mark writes…

Book 8 Chapter 9 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

Now that they’ve left the comfort of the inn, Tom and Partridge are once again on the road, but it’s night, and it’s cold, and Partridge is miserable. While Partridge complains about the cold, Tom muses about love and about the moon. We also discover that Partridge is a Jacobite, and that he had assumed Tom was looking to join up with them, rather than looking to help put down the rebellion. Once he discovers this, Partridge decides it’s better to keep such things to himself.


 

 

Tom Jones Book VIII Ch 10, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

 

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Mark writes…

Book 8 Chapter 10 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Tom and Partridge come to a little cottage on the top of a hill. Its sole inhabitant looks like a witch, but they end up rescuing her master, an old man dressed in animal hides, from a pair of bandits.

 

 

 

 

Tom Jones Book VIII Ch 11, by Henry Fielding

Mark writes…

Book 8 Chapter 11 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

Here we get the first part of the Old Man of the Hill’s story. He grew up as a gentleman farmer, and was sent to Oxford, where he fell in with a bad crowd. One student there in particular had a pastime of tempting less wealth students into spending beyond their means and therefore ruining them, financially. After many crimes and misdemeanors, he finds himself in a jail, but through either a stroke of luck or mercy, ends up released, since the student he stole from doesn’t show up to testify against him.

Here, Partridge interrupts with a rather long winded ghost story, told with much more detail than is strictly necessary. He recounts how a man in his parish gave testimony against a horse thief who was later hanged. Afterward, the man became convinced that he saw the horse thief’s ghost in every dark corner, until finally, the ghost, all dressed in white, beat him in a dark alley. All that was found in the dark alley afterwards was a dead white calf, and the man had only had a ton of booze that night.


 

 

 

Tom Jones Book VIII Ch 12, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

 

Mark writes…

Book 8 Chapter 12 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this week’s chapter, the Old Man of the Mountain continues his story. He is now penniless, but has won his trial, and leaves Oxford for London. When he arrives there, he encounters Mr. Watson, who quickly embroils him in the world of gambling and card sharping.


 

 

 

Tom Jones Book VIII Ch 13, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

 

Mark writes…

Book 8 Chapter 13 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

Chapter 3 of the Old Man of the Mountain’s story. He rescues a man from a group of bandits, and discovers that the man he’s rescued is his own father, who had come to town searching for him. He decides to leave the world of gambling in order to commit himself to the improvement of his mind through the study of philosophy. But what he really recommends is the study of religion, in order to improve one’s soul.


 

 

 

Tom Jones Book VIII Ch 14, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

 

Mark writes…

Book 8 Chapter 14 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

After rescuing Watson from suicide, the Old Man of the Hill decides to reform him by preaching at him and loaning him 100 pounds without expecting ever to see it again. They travel together to take up arms against King James, but at the first opportunity, though, Watson turns the Old Man over to a group of Jacobites, from whose clutches the Old Man narrowly escapes. The Old Man then gives up on humanity and establishes his hermitage on the hill.

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Summer Shorts ’14 – Final Installment

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Last day of the Summer Shorts ’14 celebration, featuring Xe Sands offering Virtue of the Month by Kathleen Founds, as well as a joint interview with Troy Palmer, founder of Little Fiction and The Oddiophile.

Listening & Downloading 

Virtue of the Month is offered in full for online listening today 6/30 ONLY. Full compilation available via Tantor Media  for $9.99 through June- all proceeds benefit ProLiteracy.

 

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Virtue of the Month, by Kathleen Founds

“Other boyfriends left when I emphasized a point by throwing a bowl of salad out the window, or slapped them in the face for crunching too loudly on Saltines. But my meds are better-adjusted now. And Ben is more accepting, or less observant, than any other man I’ve loved.”

A poignant exploration of grief, suicide, and choices. Originally published in The Sun Magazine, and included in the forthcoming in When Mystical Creatures Attack! from University of Iowa Press. Copyright 2014, Kathleen Founds. Recorded with permission.

 

Kathleen Founds has worked at a nursing home, a phone bank, a South Texas middle school, and a Midwestern technical college specializing in truck driving certificates. She got her undergraduate degree at Stanford and her MFA at Syracuse. She teaches at Cabrillo Collegein Watsonville, California, and writes while her toddler is napping. Her stories have been published in The Sun, Epiphany, Booth Journal, The MacGuffin, and Stanford Alumni Magazine. When Mystical Creatures Attack!, her novel-in-stories, will be published by The University of Iowa Press in the fall. Kathleen Founds can be found at kathleenfounds.com/

 

 

Xe Sands is an award-winning narrator known for her authentic characterizations and intimate delivery. She has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of Euphoria, by Lily King, Wonderland, by Stacey D’Erasmo, The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro, and Survival Lessons, by Alice Hoffman. Sands has also been recognized for her engaging romance narrations, and was named Most Impressive Narrator Discovery for titles such as Catch of the Day, by Kristan Higgins, and On Thin Ice, by Anne Stuart.


 

 

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Troy Palmer is the Editor and Creative Director of Little Fiction. When he’s not reading submissions, designing covers or getting stories ready for publication, he can be found writing, walking too fast or thinking there’s more he needs to be doing. He currently lives and rarely sleeps in Toronto.

Little Fiction was launched in October 2011 by Troy Palmer, and publishes stories on the first Wednesday of every month (#WriterWednesday, yo). All Little Fiction titles are released as short story singles and designed to be read on most eReaders, tablets and smartphones. And they’re all free. Same goes for Big Truths, our non-fiction side of things.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

The Oddiophile: The listener! The fanatic! The… er, woman who occasionally reviews audiobooks? Hi, I’m Kelli Nichols and I blog as the The Oddiophile over at www.theoddiophile.com. I’ll listen to just about any audiobook but focus on Speculative Fiction, Romance, and Mystery with a lot of YA within those genres. I’ve been reviewing on the blog since August of 2011 and I invite you to stop by and chat. I can also be found on Twitter @Oddiophile

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