Home Grown: Saving Poetry: the Book of Will and National Poetry Month

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Today on Home Grown, David is back and riding solo with a duet of guest duos. First J. Taylor and Tanya K. Manwill visit the show. Both are designers for Live Arts’ upcoming production of The Book of Will. David talks to J. about how he approaches set design in general and what he has done with the set to Book of Will in particular. Then, David talks to Tanya about her sound design and the experience of working collaboratively with other designers on this show. We also hear a piece of original music she’s written for the show. Next, it’s April, which means it’s National Poetry Month again. In honor of such, we welcome back the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s co-chairs of their National Poetry Month activities, Tim Carrier and Brittany Eversberg. Tim and Brittany talk about the joy of poetry and prepare us for this year’s Poem in Your Pocket Day and Poetry on the Steps events. If you want to compare us to a summer’s day, we’re hardly more lovely or more temperate, but we’re here to bring artists to you on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.