The great thing, for me, about RMSYL is the sheer diversity of readers transmitting their love of reading to me, and the texts they choose to do this with. This afternoon I was in Brompton Library listening and then later discussing Tim The Terrible Tiger with Jane, a reading volunteer. Tomorrow morning, I’m meeting Edward Espe Brown (Yes! Tassajara Bread Book Espe Brown: 1/3 Gordon Ramsay, 1/3 Shunryu Suzuki, 1/3 Jack Kerouac.) It’s breakfast and Rumi for me + EEB. Then on Friday Continue reading
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"The title says it all. Poetry Pharmacy invites literary lovers to select a piece of writing which interests and revivifies them. Steve Wasserman, then trundles around to their home with his mobile recording studio in an attempt to translate the pleasure of the reading aloud experience to a wider audience.
“One of the joys of doing this is being open to the experience of how other people’s enthusiasms will wing their way into your life and get you all gee’d up about poems you might not have read before,” says Wasserman.
Anyone can take part, just email your suggestions to Steve. The only real requirement is that your selection has proved spine-tingling to you in some way which you'd like to explore.
Time to start practicing in the mirror methinks."
Poetry Pharmacy involves Steve Wasserman asking authors and non-authors alike, to read a piece of literature they love before leading a discussion on the piece. If you love submerging yourself in the imagination of others, come and celebrate this dying pastime."
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