May 23, 2014

Heads-up Going Public readers! This will be our last regular post until July 4th. Very excited to announce that Summer Shorts ’14 will be launching early, and as part of the promotional efforts, the Going Public blog will be hosting all publicly released content from the project here on our blog! We’re thrilled that this project has moved into its second year ūüôā

 

Each day in June, visit us for 1-3 new pieces- but don’t forget to visit…pieces will only be available for a full free listen for the day it’s released!

 

For this week, we’ve got more Lawrence, original poetry from Diane Havens and tendai mwanaka, and a double dose of Tom Jones! Enjoy!

 

Yellow Flowers, by Diane Haves

Read by Diane Havens

Diane writes…

Daffodils were always my mother’s favorite flower. One disturbing day, a year or so ago, she forgot what they were called.
From my book of poems WITHOUT MAKEUP (Mary Celeste Press, 2014).

 

 

 

The Ballad of a Willful Woman, by D.H. Lawrence

…from Look! We Have Come Through!¬†

Read by Xe Sands

Xe writes…

Eighth¬†piece in a year-long exploration of Lawrence’s poetry-as-story collection, Look! We Have Come Through!

Oh Mary, Mary, MARY! You do not come off well in this one. Methinks that Lawrence had a few issues to work through. Surely he wasn’t casting himself in the role of Joseph? No…more likely he is the series of temptations Mary faces and to which she consistently succumbs.

 

 

Memories Like Stones, by tendai mwanaka

Read by tendai mwanaka

tendai writes…

its a poem, a wistful love poem

 

 

 

 

 

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 8, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 8 Chapter 8 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.

This chapter sees Tom and Little Benjamin arriving at a new inn, where we discover that Tom already has a bad reputation, and it’s spreading. A local lawyer tells the innkeepers, who are generally good people, a highly twisted version of Tom’s story, which results in Tom’s previously warm reception becoming less than friendly. Tom takes this as an affront and leaves, over Little Benjamin’s protests.

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