Poetry Reading: DEATH BOUTIQUE, by Lionel Walfish

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Performed by Becky Shrimpton

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

Satirical look at a funeral home

What motivated you to write this poem?

Just a bit of fun with a few rhymes.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I’m not really a poet. Write a few on occasion.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Patricia Highsmith (my favorite author)

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

Thought it would be fun to have this read aloud.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I am a short story writer (many have appeared on WILDSOUNDfestival.

What is your passion in life?

Just trying to live it to the fullest.

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Poetry Reading: Clap your hands, by Raphaëlle YOKOTA

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Performed by Val Cole

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

– Siblings.

What motivated you to write this poem?

– The need to let things go and the hope it would help others to do the same.

How long have you been writing poetry?

– Ten years, on and off.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

– Orson Welles.

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

– I love film, too, and I’m really looking forward to hearing poetry read out loud by actors.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

– Feature film screenplays and fiction short stories.

What is your passion in life?

– People. I love watching happy people.

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Poetry Reading: Disease S U, by Darrell Herbert

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Performed by Val Cole

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of my poem deals with feelings of indifference.

What motivated you to write this poem?

My motivation for writing this piece stemmed from a multitude of experiences.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing poetry ever since I was five.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

I would have dinner with Kurt Cobain.

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

My influence to submit my poetry to get it performed by a professional actor was due to the fact that none of my published poems have been read by someone outside of myself.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

Unfortunately, I don’t write short-stories. But, I do write songs…

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Poetry Reading: King Cormac, by Inis L. Fal

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Performed by Val Cole

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of my poem is about an ancient king of Ireland named Cormac, who reigned for forty years and was renowned as both a brave and honorable king, and beloved among his loyal friends and subjects. Story tells that at some time King Cormac turned away from the pagan deities prevalent in ancient Ireland, and became a Christian, for which he was hated by the heathen Druids and priests. My poem is woven around that story, from the perspective of a modern admirer, and one who aspires to the same destiny of leading an honorable and courageous life.

What motivated you to write this poem?

The courage and dignity with which this King of Ireland both reigned his people and lived his own life inspired me to write this poem.

How long have…

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Poetry Reading: THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY RAY SIXPACK, by John Ervin

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Performed by Val Cole

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

The all-encompassing ignorance and intolerance of anyone who voted for President Trump.

What motivated you to write this poem?

The main character, Johnny Ray Sixpack, of my political comedy film script “The Look of Hate”. I was also motivated by the disgust I have for the shocking number of people in this country who helped Donald Trump become President (even if he didn’t win the popular vote and had help from Vladimir Putin).

How long have you been writing poetry?

Off- and-on for much of my life, though my strengths are in screenwriting and writing non-fiction articles.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Tilda Swinton

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

Professional actors can convey the words…

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Poetry Reading: The Great Willow, by Kourtney D. Cooper

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Performed by Val Cole

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of my poem addresses sorrow and the consequences one’s sorrows can beget on surrounding people, places and things. We tend to, as humans, have a strange genetic need to be amongst equals. The rich comingle with other likeminded wealth, the poor unable to escape their poverties, the happy with the happy, and if uninterrupted or thwarted, the sad with the sad. If uninterrupted, I’m sure the multiplicity sorrow could prove diabolic.

What motivated you to write this poem?

I am trying to expand my writing, to attempt other forms of writing so that I can grow and evolve as a writer. In their brief existence, poetry challenges a person to think and wonder profoundly by use of beautifully, deliberately arranged words. I want to master this skill.

How long have you been…

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Poetry Reading: JUNIOR (IN MEMORY OF), by James R Adams II

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Performed by Becky Shrimpton

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

Initial reaction to unexpected tragedy and loss

What motivated you to write this poem?

Self-healing and processing/honoring a murdered friend who was in the wrong place at the wrong time- and I was trying to figure out “Why were you there? What were you involved in?” Goes from shock, pessimism and anger to hope and faith.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I do it from time to time as I write a novel. To warm up, or in this case, to express something I’d never dealt with.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
Jesus Christ

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional…

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