Paula's Picks playlist for 06/03/2010
|Caron Wheeler||Livin' in the Light||Livin' in the Light|
|Anita O'Day||Them There Eyes||Anita O'Day 1945 - 1950|
|Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots||That's the Way It Is||Ella Fitzgerald 1945 - 1947|
|Jazz Jamaica All Stars||Walk on By||Massive|
|Elephant Revival||Ring around the Moon||www.elephantrevival.com|
|Eastern Sunz||Balance||Corrupted Utopia||Independent||www.easternsunz.com|
Tonight's show was one of the most fun, creative and inspirational "Paula's Picks" yet! There was great music, but also AMAZING poets who were local, established and generous with their time and art.
Four poets joined us for a "Poets' Roundtable", which I hope to make a monthly series to showcase a slice of the local poetry scene. Each poet shared a few poems, some reflections and insights on poetry and their lives as poets and left us in awe! A big thanks (in order of reading) to: Barbara Drake, Scot Siegel, Penelope Scambly Schott and Mark Thalman.
Oregon's newest (read: 6th) Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen also joined us to share more information the Friends of William Stafford - a 501(c)3 non-profit established to continue the legacy of the late, great William Stafford.
As Paulann mentioned, anyone interested in the community of poetry, as well as the creativity inspired by William Stafford, should visit the website for more information on becoming a member, or to find out about upcoming events.
Please support independent and/or local musical and spoken word artists. You can click on the links below for more information!
And feel free to leave feedback (constructive criticism appreciated) about this show!
Local Spoken Word Artists (links provided as available)
Barbara Drake - newest book of poetry Driving One Hundred .
Paulann Petersen - http://paulann.net/ . More information about her recent appointment as Oregon's 6th Poet Laureate - http://www.oregonartscommission.org/creative_oregon/stories/poet-laureate.php .
Penelope Scambly Schott - newest book of poetry Six Lips .
Scot Siegel - newest book of poetry Skeleton Says (check it out on Facebook)
Mark Thalman - newest book of poetry Catching the Limit .
All poets books can be found at or requested from Looking Glass Bookstore in Sellwood (Oregon), Powell's or your local, independent bookstore.
Local Musical Artists