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Catherine Wagner - Song (1'03"). Recorded in October 2006 during the Contemporary Women's Experimental Poetry festival in Cambridge, England. Video clip of same text, performed by Wagner in July 2005 at the SoundEye Festival in Cork, Ireland. Macular Hole at SPD. Wagner on Goodreads. More soundfiles on Meshworks.ē "I love writing songs, I wish it happened more. I get a tune in my head and I make up words to it. I didnít sing the songs at readings for a long time and now I do; Lee Ann Brown, who sings poems, gave me courage to do it; she asked me after a reading why I hadnít sung the poem 'This Land Is Your Land' and I didnít know, so I started singing it. I often find a rhythm when I am writing and then write to that rhythm; thatís the same process, except that there isnít a tune. Itís like finding a hall or hole to go down; then the shape of the space Iím going down informs what I write down and I am a little bit released because the tunnel or whatever it is, ribcage, does the guiding for awhile" (from Wagner's June 2007 interview with Zoe Ward on BookSlut).

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The Lipstick of Noise is a product of the Third Factory • Inspired by the music blogs • And by Paul Blackburn's reel-to-reel deck. Intending to make good use of PENNSound and other sources of digital audio files of poetry • Comments welcomeXML.