Reading Watching Listening

Reading…

And I Alone Survived to Tell You by Sylvia Hamilton. I picked up Hamilton’s latest poetry collection in the fall when I was in Nova Scotia (it was published by Gaspereau Press in Kentville, NS and I picked up a copy in Wolfville). I went to a poetry event that she was at on Tuesday, so in preparation I finally sat down and read it. It is astonishing and powerful poetry.

 

Watching…

Ballet 422. I finally got around to watching this documentary about Justin Peck choreographing a new work for the New York City Ballet. It’s wonderful. Of course, as someone who is a major fan of ballet, and someone who adores ballet documentaries (First Position, city.ballet.) it’s no surprise that I was invested in this one.

 

Listening…

Coming Home by Leon Bridges. The 25-year-old Texan has earned comparisons to the likes of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. He sounds like he belongs to another generation, and I love it. “There She Goes” is one of my favourites from the album, but the whole thing is awesome.

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