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
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License

 

 

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/

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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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