Want a Reason?

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Your motivation: When you share your work, you are giving back to the community. Reading to an audience can be many things: a sacrifice, a vanity, a way to distance yourself from the suffocating intimacy of creation, an effortless performance, or an exhaustive act of will. We are social creatures, and learn by sharing. Whatever your reasons, however the act strikes you, share your art. Not everyone has a Lavinia Dickinson waiting in the eves. The world is better for your art.

Frequency OPEN MIC AND AUTHOR READING
DATE: Thursday, April 30th
TIME: 7:00-9:00pm
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street

FREE.

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Sometimes Writing Feels:

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Indescribable. Do you need a better reason? Do you need any reason at all? According to a recent study, our brain invents 83% of reasons after the fact. (I made that up). I’m a writer. It’s what I do. (A good reason to be unreasonable).

Tonight! Saturday April 11th

Tonight, Saturday April 11th at 6pm at Symposium Books, in downtown Providence, is hosting a night of poetry and drumming, a reading in celebration of the music of words, the poetry of sound. Performances will explore the nature of rhythm and meter in service to the spoken and written word.
There will be work by Frequency’s Katherine Murphy, and Serena Putterman, Rebecca Willner,  Ragna Rök Jóns, Elexis Trinity and others.

” ABOUT THE READERS:
Katherine Murphy is an artist living and working in Providence. She received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her chapbook ANIMALIA PARADOX is available through Dancing Girl Press. She is the intern for Frequency Writers and a contributing member of the artist collaborative Asterism. Katherine‘s poems have appeared in Loom Journal and The Frequency Anthology. Katherine’s poetry is the stampede boom and the hum of the dust settling. For more visit
http://dogsound.wordpress.com/

Rebecca Willner is a High School English Teacher who dabbles in poetry writing and translation. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to Providence to study Latin and Ancient Greek at Brown University. Four years at Brown were just not enough, so she stuck around to complete her Master of Arts in Teaching. She now works full-time teaching in Woonsocket. She writes poetry that is fragmentary by nature, in an attempt to conceptualize other ways of crystallizing voices of women. She is working on a website (oops).

Eric Axelman is an emcee and teacher of hip hop. He’s a member of the Providence Hip Hop collective Project 401, and is currently recording his third mixtape, this one with fellow Project 401 member SydeSho. Check out Eric’s recorded material at ericaxelman.bandcamp.com .

Serena Patch Tseng Putterman is a PVD poet, farm worker, and pizza chef. cargocollective.com/srp

Ragna Rök Jóns is a transmedia writer and artist based in Providence, RI & Reykjavik, Iceland. Their nonfiction discusses the nexus of the transgender, digital and global, while their art spans performance, poetry, fiction, rap, art and fashion design.”
Elexis Trinity is a poet, musician and educator transplanted to Providence from Southern California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from Brown University and is working on a collection of new poetry called “First Rays.” Check out her original songs onhttps://soundcloud.com/elexistrinity.”

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A Poem-Gift For You!

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Anne Carson’s
Holderlin Town

You are mad to mourn alone.
With the wells gone dry.
Starlight lying at the bottom.
Like a piece of sound.
You are stranded.
Props hurtle past you.
One last thing you may believe.
Before the lights go out is.
That the mourning is at fault.
Then the sin of wishing to die.
Collapses behind you like a lung.
Night.
The night itself.

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