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Archive for 2011|Yearly archive page

Whale Sound is now closed

In announcement on 10/03/2011 at 23:26

It’s been a tremendous year and incredibly rich learning experience, but it’s time to move on to other projects. These archives will remain in place.

Warmest thanks to all those poets who gave permission for their poems to be read here, all those who participated in the group reading sessions, all those who stopped by to listen, and, most particularly, all those who sent in third-party submissions.

Best wishes,

Nic Sebastian
(now hanging out at Pizzicati of Hosanna)

videopoems by Swoon featuring Whale Sound readings

some Whale Sound highlights

In announcement on 10/03/2011 at 23:21

- Whale Sound started up a year and one month ago in August 2010 .
- We published readings of poems by 212 poets
- We published 7 audio chapbooks in multiple formats – website, e-book, PDF and print – most of them free.
- We coordinated and participated in 8 group readings
- We established Voice Alpha, a group blog focusing on the art of reading poetry aloud for an audience.
- We collaborated on two videopoem tryptich projects with film-maker Swoon – Night Vision and Propolis (the latter also with Kathy MacTavish).
- We established videpoetry channels on You Tube and Vimeo.

Top 20 Whale Sound posts

In announcement on 10/03/2011 at 23:19
  1. If You Were A Bird‘ by Aditi Machado
  2. Infinity‘ by Tess Kincaid
  3. [a group of jellyfish is called a ‘smack.’ a group of lapwings is called a ‘deceit.’] by Chella Courington
  4. Something Brighter Than Pity‘ by Carolina Ebeid
  5. A Different Leaving‘ by Terresa Wellborn
  6. A Week Before You Die, You Are Singing’ by Erin Elizabeth Smith
  7. Sometimes I Still Dream About Their Pink Bodies‘ by Kelli Russell Agodon
  8. Lament‘ by Jill Alexander Essbaum
  9. The Trains‘ by Adele Kenny
  10. A Bigfoot Poem‘ by Dave Bonta
  11. Group reading: ‘The Slender Scent’ by James Robison
  12. Ode to Drunkenness and Other Criminal Activities‘ by Rebecca Loudon
  13. At Ruby’s Diner‘ by Sherry O’Keefe
  14. Sink or Float [quick fix witch]‘ by Juliet Cook
  15. How To Fall In Love‘ by Susan Elbe
  16. The Way Back‘ by Kathleen Kirk
  17. In Which Christina Imagines That Different Types Of Alcohol Are Men And She Is Seeing Them All‘ by Christina Olson
  18. For The Woman On The Boulevard‘ by Emma Trelles
  19. Group reading: ‘Acceptance is to her a phenomenon’ by Ann Bogle
  20. About a Fish‘ by Ana Božičević

‘The Gods Reflect on Creation’ by Chris Crittenden

In read by Nic Sebastian on 10/01/2011 at 00:28

about Chris Crittenden
poem text
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1min 34secs


‘Other Lover’s Letters’ by Caitlin Elizabeth Thomson

In read by Nic Sebastian on 09/29/2011 at 11:48

about Caitlin Elizabeth Thomson
poem text
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1 min 35 secs


‘Monochrome Man’ by Theresa Senato Edwards

In read by Nic Sebastian on 09/29/2011 at 11:32

about Theresa Senato Edwards
poem text
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1 min 48 secs


‘Poem for Virginia as Joan of Arc’ by Bridget Lowe

In read by Nic Sebastian on 09/19/2011 at 11:06

about Bridget Lowe
poem text
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1 min 25 secs


(Third party submission by Virginia Konchan.)

‘A Crush before the Sexual Revolution’ by Lea Graham

In read by Nic Sebastian on 09/12/2011 at 11:12

about Lea Graham
poem text
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1 min 48 secs


‘Braille’ by David Rosenthal

In read by Nic Sebastian on 09/12/2011 at 11:08

about David Rosenthal
poem text
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1 min 12 secs


‘Closer’ by Lissa Kiernan & Susan Yount

In read by Nic Sebastian on 08/30/2011 at 07:33

about Lissa Kiernan
about Susan Yount

poem text
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3 min 19 secs


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