Posts tagged Chicago Q Ensemble

My friend, Steve Leathers, recorded a song using some instruments, his voice, and the words of a poem of mine called “Leaving the House” from Fjords vol 1. Listen to it here. Then listen to me read it here with the Chicago Q Ensemble at The Hideout in Chicago. Can you tell these versions apart? 

My friend, Steve Leathers, recorded a song using some instruments, his voice, and the words of a poem of mine called “Leaving the House” from Fjords vol 1. Listen to it here. Then listen to me read it here with the Chicago Q Ensemble at The Hideout in Chicago. Can you tell these versions apart? 

Fjords made Weekender on WBEZ! Alison Cuddy just told everybody about FJORDS on Chicago Public Radio. There’s a podcast of it if you want to listen in.

Fjords made Weekender on WBEZ! Alison Cuddy just told everybody about FJORDS on Chicago Public Radio. There’s a podcast of it if you want to listen in.

Good news for those who have yet to purchase Fjrods tickets. The Poetry  Foundation will open two additional matinees: Saturday at 2pm and Sunday  at 2pm.  Buy them here before they sell out.

Good news for those who have yet to purchase Fjrods tickets. The Poetry Foundation will open two additional matinees: Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 2pm.  Buy them here before they sell out.

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"Because it Comes Right at You Does Not Mean it Comes to Kill You"

written by Kyle Vegter/performed by Chicago Q Ensemble

based on the poem of the same title from Fjords

This is the cd of music written for the shadow play, FJORDS. The music is written by Kyle Vegter of Manual Cinema, and performed by the Chicago Q Ensemble. The cd packaging is designed by Denny Schmickle. If you purchased the hard-cover edition of Fjords, this cd will come along. It’ll also be available at the performance itself, and afterward.

This is the cd of music written for the shadow play, FJORDS. The music is written by Kyle Vegter of Manual Cinema, and performed by the Chicago Q Ensemble. The cd packaging is designed by Denny Schmickle. If you purchased the hard-cover edition of Fjords, this cd will come along. It’ll also be available at the performance itself, and afterward.

This is the trailer for the Manual Cinema and Chicago Q Ensemble performance of Fjords that will take place at the Poetry Foundation February 23-26. A version of this performance will also happen Friday night during the AWP conference.

I’m hosting (for Octopus Books) and reading (for Black Ocean) on Friday night during the AWP conference at The Hideout. Black Ocean, Letter Machine, Octopus Books. 9pm. w/Feng Sun Chen, Christopher DeWeese, Peter Gizzi, Thurston Moore, Andrea Rexilius, myself, and Jenny Zhang. The Chicago Q Ensemble and Manual Cinema will reprise a version of their stage performance, FJORDS, at the Poetry Foundation a week prior. And DJ Jacob Ross will bring it all home.

I’m hosting (for Octopus Books) and reading (for Black Ocean) on Friday night during the AWP conference at The Hideout. Black Ocean, Letter Machine, Octopus Books. 9pm. w/Feng Sun Chen, Christopher DeWeese, Peter Gizzi, Thurston Moore, Andrea Rexilius, myself, and Jenny Zhang. The Chicago Q Ensemble and Manual Cinema will reprise a version of their stage performance, FJORDS, at the Poetry Foundation a week prior. And DJ Jacob Ross will bring it all home.

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Step right up. Step riiiiiiiiiight up.

FJORDS vol 1, my third full-length book of poems published by Black Ocean, is now available for pre-order. You can choose between two versions:

(1) the paperback designed by Denny Schmickle (who also designed the first two books) for $10 if you buy a Black Ocean subscription, or

(2) the signed, limited edition of 200, foil-stamped hardcover for $30 that comes with a CD of music inspired by the poems, composed and performed by the Chicago Q Ensemble. The CD sleeve will also be designed and screen printed by Denny.