Summer Shorts ’14 – 6/9
Day two of POETRY WEEK! featuring David Drummond reading Wild Nights, Wild Nighst, by Emily Dickinson, and Patrick Lawlor, reading Miracles, by Walt Whitman. Both are graciously hosted by Melanie over at Overreader.
David Drummond has been narrating audiobooks for a few years now, and hopes one of these days to get it right. He much prefers dead authors and live audiences..
Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent his entire life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, revising it in several editions until his death. This resulted in vastly different editions over four decades—the first a small book of twelve poems and the last a compilation of over 400 poems. Miracles, from the collection, finds the narrator wondering at the “miracle” of every aspect of life.
Patrick Lawlor has recorded in the neighborhood of 300 audiobooks in pretty much every genre, from current events and business textbooks to steamy romances, from friendly children’s books to nightmarish psychodramas. He has been nominated for an Audie Award 3 times, and has won several other awards, including Publishers Weekly’s Listen-Up Award and several AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating audiobooks, Patrick works a great deal in theatre, with the occasional commercial thrown in for good measure. In his spare time, he likes to run marathons.
Melanie Cremins has: teenagers, pets, a spouse, a job, and a really, really large number of books. She writes about them at dakimel.blogspot.com and tweets about them @dakiMel, and sometimes reviews them in various official places like the Minneapolis StarTribune, even though she lives in Houston. She’s a PRO member of RWA and her short fiction has been anthologized.