The opening concert of the FIFTH Festival of Source will feature all premieres from Minnesotans, including song cycles by Carol Barnett, local performer Chris Koza, and Minnesotan alumni of our MNSong Program from the last four festivals:
Liam Moore, Timothy Takach, Michael Betz, Justin Spenner, Martha Helen Schmidt, Scott Senko, Ryan Johnston, Kelly Krebs, and Roger Towler.
Performed by vocalists Tracey Engelman, Clara Osowski, Jacob Christopher, Alan Dunbar, Mary Jo Gothmann, and Mark Bilyeu.
Primordial Drink by M. Wright Song composition by Scott Senko
Join us at 6pm Friday, April 7th for a reading celebrating the release of two chapbooks by M. Wright!
M. Wright is a poet from Minneapolis and the author of the chapbooks Dear Dementia (Ghost City Press, 2017) and a boy named jane (Bottlecap Press, 2017). He is the winner of The Atlantis Award for poetry and his poems have recently appeared in Glass Poetry Press, Squawk Back, Maudlin House, Temenos Journal, Ghost City Review, and others. More at: wrightm.com.
M. Wright’s poems in Dear Dementia were written over several years during father-son trips to visit his grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s. The book became a way of investigating the process of aging as well as the subjectivity of art. Inspired by a grandmother’s moments of temporarily radiant lucidity and lyrical non-sensicals, this chapbook reflects the oscillation of the meaningful and the meaningless while romanticizing the physical space of the caretaker home.
a boy named jane is M. Wright’s first collection of narrative poetry. This chapbook was the poet’s earnest attempt at writing persona poetry where the voice of the poems reconciles with the entropic nature of the body. Not unlike the indifferent atoms that make up the fictional body of the protagonist, jane, the poet’s language is as intentional as it is unplanned. The reader is called to confront the existential to both feel known and to feel discomfort.
More information is on Moon Palace's website: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/m-wright-chapbook-release