Isabella Wang from the Dead Poets Reading series invited me to contribute to their covid pivot of this in-person reading series. I filmed a reading from Mary Oliver’s “New and Selected Poems, Volume 1” in my bedroom a couple months ago.
This reading includes “Some Questions You Might Ask,” “Sunrise,” and the infamous “Wild Geese.”
To be honest, reading poetry aloud from bed is still a mood.
On March 15, 2020, the Dead Poets Reading Series was cancelled due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak, in order to protect the safety and well-being of readers, series organizers, and audience members. But — that doesn’t mean the poetry can’t continue. The video poem, where each poet is asked to share a video of themselves reading, was started by rob mclennan. To keep the sense of community running, and to show our appreciation for audiences like you, organizers decided to bring the Dead Poets Reading Series online. Each poet is invited to honour the works of one dead poet of their choice.