Last February, I posted a video of me reading a sonnet for a cool project. To recap, the online antique book retailer, Buzz Bookstore, called for volunteers, just everyday people (not necessarily scholars or actors), to create short videos performing/reading each of the 154 total Shakespearean sonnets: the Buzz 154 Project. Well, over a year later, he revisited the project as some volunteers had backed out. To help reach completion, I recorded another one! Sonnet 10, for your pleasure. Be sure to check out all of them at the above link!
I started a new reading while on a mini-vacation with some old girlfriends. I rarely take time away from my family. And I wanted to travel light. So my Folger paperback copy of the sonnets got to accompany me. It was a lovely break from the plays. I decided to read them as a singular work (realizing full well that may not have been how they were intended to be read), and I’m writing about them as such. It seemed a bit easier than 154 individual mini-posts for each sonnet (even my nerdy self doesn’t want to read that). Besides, it makes for a juicy narrative! These sonnets have now been my companions throughout the end of autumn, which seems oddly fitting. Nights are getting longer as the poems get darker. And it helped me work through a problem that's been nagging me for weeks.Read More
Some Twitter pals and I got involved in a fun little online project this week. Lovely online antique book retailer, Buzz Bookstore, hosted a fun project. He's collected 154 volunteers, just everyday people (not necessarily scholars or actors), to create short videos performing/reading one of the 154 total Shakespearean sonnets: the Buzz 154 Project. Sounded like fun, so I made contact and was assigned a fun little ditty about the power of poetry to make one immortal. Be sure to check out the whole project! My little performance is here:
Huzzah for poetry! Enjoy!