Intonation features a single poem by a living poet. Five readers, including the poet herself, perform the poem. Monday-Thursday of the selected week feature readings by poets, voice artists, and musicians. On Friday RiffPub presents the poet’s own voice. How will individual readers affect the meaning of the poem? What, sonically, will each reader emphasize? Discover with us.
This Intonation explores a poem by Ciara Shuttleworth.
Monday, September 1st:
Elizabeth Bradfield’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, and elsewhere. Her books include Interpretive Work and Approaching Ice.
Tuesday, September 2nd:
Wrigley is a Moscow, Idaho based poet. His honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. More info on Robert Wrigley.
Wednesday, September 3rd:
Performance poet Lyrically Blessed (LB) can be seen and heard scoring perfect tens at poetry slams around the country. See video of two LB performances online here.
Friday, September 5th:
About the Poet: Ciara Shuttleworth has become an advocate for the RiffPub project, actively seeking new voices for us to record and feature. Her poetry has been featured in numerous journals, including Tahoma Literary Review, Yemassee, Cutthroat, and The Southern Review. “Sestina” was originally published in The New Yorker. Learn more about Shuttleworth and her work at CiaraShuttleworth.com.
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