Thursday, May 27, 2010

Jens Lekman:

The beauty of the collage technique is that you’re using sounds that have never met and were never supposed to meet. You introduce them to each other, at first they’re a bit shy, clumsy, staring at their shoes. But you can sense there’s something there. So you cut and paste a little bit and by the end of the song you can spot them in the corner, holding hands.

Friday, May 21, 2010

William S. Burroughs:

All writing is in fact cut-ups. A collage of words read heard overheard. What else?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lewis Hyde:

Most artists are brought to their vocation when their own nascent gifts are awakened by the work of a master. That is to say, most artists are converted to art by art itself. Finding one’s voice isn’t just an emptying and purifying oneself of the words of others but an adopting and embracing of filiations, communities, and discourses. Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Maya Angelou:

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Amy to Perform at Women's Work

Amy will be sharing some of her poetry this Sunday at the fourth annual Women's Work festival. Come and enjoy an evening of original poetry and spoken word presented by women wordsmiths.

Sunday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m.
Z. Alexander Looby Theater
Looby Branch Library
2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit Tennessee Women's Theater Project online.