Bird in the Breath and other Hopeful Cargo
A list poem in the form of a ship's manifest.
This audio collaboration with writer Jennifer Metsker re-imagines the rich ephemera in the work of Emily Dickinson—the feathers, the gown, the shadows— packed up and shipped across time and space, in an echoing cargo-hold that carries a tempered hope.
Commissioned by BBC Radio 4's Short Cuts with Josie Long for their episode "Hope Dies Last."
Cello improvisations: Dave Haughey