They came together Sept. 23 in Sylva to launch a new chapbook, Every Breath Sings Mountains, which is part of the national project “Voices from the American Land”
The videos below, produced by the Canary Coalition’s Avram Friedman, capture the evening festivities, which featured readings, music and discussion.
Voices from the American Land is an unusual land conservation program that uses contemporary poetic voices to “move the message of the land.” Through chapbook publications, local readings, and educational activities, the group aims to “revive and amplify a dominant tradition in American letters: the poetry of place.”
Music by Ian Moore Song and Dance Bluegrass Ensemble, introductions, speaker Matt Tooni
Music, speakers George Frizell and William Shelton
Thomas Rain Crowe reads from new book
Barbara Duncan speaks and sings
Brent Martin speaks
Robert Johnson speaks
Panel Discussion begins with Keith Flynn, George Ellison, John Lane, Wayne Caldwell, Charles Frazier
Panel Discussion continues
Panel Discussion is completed
Music by Ian Moore & Co.