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 Michael McGriff. Featured readers include Wiley Cash, Ciara Shuttleworth, Malena Morling, and more.
Monday, April 7th:
Wiley Cash Performs “Catfish”
Cash is a bestselling novelist. His most recent book is This Dark Road to Mercy. Learn more about Cash and his work on his website.
Tuesday, April 8th:
Ciara Shuttleworth Performs “Catfish”
Shuttleworth’s poetry has been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Los Angeles Review, The New Yorker, and many other venues. Learn more about her work on her website.
Wednesday, April 9th:
Malena Mörling Performs “Catfish”
Mörling is a poet, translator, and educator. Her work includes Astoria: Poems and the translation Tomas Tranströmer’s First Poems & Notes From the Land of Lap Fever.
Thursday, April 10th:
Bob Workmon Performs “Catfish”
Workmon is a stage performer, operatic vocal soloist, and professional radio announcer. More info on Workmon is available here. He can be contacted at BWorkmon@WHQR.org
Friday, April 11th:
Michael McGriff Performs “Catfish”
About the Poet: Michael McGriff’s books include Home Burial, Dismantling The Hills, and Choke. He is a founding editor of Tavern Books. Learn more about McGriff and his work at The Poetry Foundation. “Catfish” was first published in American Poetry Review and is available in McGriff’s collection Home Burial. Special thanks to WHQR Public Radio in Wilmington, NC for production space and assistance with recording Workmon, Morling, and Cash.