Spoken word and musical compositions
Mark Rheaume, PhD candidate
In late March, I had been scheduled to perform for IHearIC, a concert series that features local artists, poets, and musicians to showcase their work. Just prior to the performance, a good part of the world shut down, and we rescheduled the concert as a series of videos. Suddenly, an enormous amount of new opportunities availed themselves through this different media; now my audience could see what I see on the music stand, and I could hear what they hear from the back of the coffee shop. Here are four poems that celebrate and explore this newly (and sometimes exclusively) digital world.