Literature and Performance

Summer 2010

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Ballad of Birmingham as read by Brandi Winstead

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Winstead2 It’s by Dudley Randall. I LOVE THIS POEM. I fell in love with it after a good friend of mine read in the the state poetry competition this year. It is powerful and sad all at the same time. You cannot help but pay attention to this heartfelt poem.

Just Take My Heart as read by Brandi Winstead

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Winstead1 Chapter 1 Its by Mary Higgins Clarke. And it really grabbed my attention and just sucked me in. Reading books aloud is something I’ve never tried and is totally out of my comfort zone. Hopefully you will enjoy.

“Where’s My Cow?” As Recorded By Leighanne Ellis

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I always have a blast reading this book. I love reading to kids, and I love the Discworld series written by Terry Pratchett. It’s the perfect combination! Adding voices and accents to the characters only makes it more fun for the kids and for the reader. I hope the silliness brings a smile to your […]

“Beauty” As Recorded by Leighanne Ellis

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I chose to record this poem because it has always had a powerful impact on me. It changed the way I view the act of creating–of being an artist–and gave me a way to live: governing myself by beauty. “Beauty” by Stephen Dobyns

“Nineteen Thirty-Seven” by Edwidge Danticat

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

brayhan2 The short story that I read is called Krik? Krak? by Edwidge Danticat. The chapter that I read is called “Nineteen Thirty-Seven” it takes place in Haiti, where the years of  thousands of Haitians where massacred by the Dominican soldiers. This particular chapter is about a young women(Josephine) finally understanding her family ancestor especially, […]

” I Like For You To Be Still” by Pablo Neruda.

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The poem I picked is called ” I Like For You To Be Still” by Pablo Neruda. It’s a love poem that shows a lot of emotion to the loves one. Before, I talk about more about the poem, I would give more information about Pablo Neruda. Mr. Neruda was born on Sept. 23, 1973 […]

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe — read by Kate Spencer

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Ever since I was a little kid, I loved Edgar Allan Poe. I may be the only one to remember “The Raven” being read on Animaniacs, but it was the greatest thing ever. In middle school, as an assignment to memorize a poem, a boy in my class memorized over 100 lines of “The Raven” […]

Still I Rise By Maya Angelo

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Maya Angelou I chose this poem because it is an inspiring poem about overcoming great obstacles/oppression. I get such a rush when I read this poem, truly one of the greatest to emerge from many of her works. The first time I read this poem was in high school, and I honestly fell in love. […]

The Jabberwocky and Riddles in the Dark, read by Shannon Harris

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

I was unsure of what poem to read for this project, wanting to do something in the same kind of theme as my selection from The Hobbit. However, as I was looking through to countless poetry websites, I found this one by Lewis Carroll. Many people view this as the way a poem should not […]

Popol Vuh: Creation and Discruction

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

The Popol Vuh : The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kings Translated by Dennis Tedlock This is a reading from the Mayan creation myth called the Popol Vuh. The ancient Mesoamerican civilization based their religion, art, architecture, values system, and many other aspects […]

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