Sunday, March 22, 2009

Heads up! 30 in 30

...is a brilliant new project over at Seen Reading. 30 in 30 is a collection of audio recordings submitted by thirty Canadian poets in celebration of National Poetry Month. I'm delighted to be one of the thirty. But there's more to it. Much more. Check it out. This has the potential to be a great poetry performance archive and a great resource.

I recorded my readings on Friday. What a challenge that was! We live on a snowmobile route, but never before did I realize just how much snowmobile traffic we get. Unreal. To top it off, the poor husky up the street was howling like there was no tomorrow. It took forever to get a couple clean recordings.

So come April 1, have a listen. You'll never guess what I picked to read. And I can't wait to hear the others.

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March 29
Here's Julie Wilson's 30 in 30 intro that she just posted. She posted a teaser trailer as well. Sounds mighty good. I'm slated for April 6.

10 comments:

tracy said...

Wow. Sounds good. Or I'm sure it will sound good.

Do you know when you'll be on?

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ya, what a fantastic idea! Seen Reading is super to begin with and this adds a whole new super dimension.

Not yet. But it looks like they'll be in the archive on April 1.

I hope to see many more familiar names in the archive. Hint hint, hint hint hint...

tracy said...

I would love to do one, but I'm afraid that along with the red-flaming curls, this new, sexy deep-voice combination I've acquired as of late might just be too much for the masses.

(Cut to next scene where Tracy has fallen out of her chair, is writhing on the floor, and maniacally laughing.)

But I'm looking forward to yours, and the rest!!

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ah, well, I gather additions to the archive will be made on an ongoing basis, so hey.

Hint hint to all who read this!

Zachariah Wells said...

Pah. Try recording in the same house as an 8 month old. Shmomobiles.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! Can't imagine. So we can expect some da-da poetry readings from you?

Zachariah Wells said...

Please. I'm a neo-dadaist.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! :)

Ariel Gordon said...

Fun! Looking forward to hearing your dulcet tones...

Brenda Schmidt said...

Dulcet! That sounds suspiciously close to "dull, set"...

It was fun picking a tribute poem. A bit tougher picking one of my own. As usual, I didn't make the typical choice.