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1. Campbell Thibo excerpts from Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Published: 2015-10-17T06:35:00Z
  • By Porchlit
Campbell Thibo excerpts from Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars." Yesterday as I returned from Tacoma by bus, I felt inexplicably inclined to sit next to a black man perhaps a few years older than I. I could only half follow his logic as he elatedly related his visit to mine. He obliquely referenced a fire in his cousin's home, his longing for a woman to help raise his children, time in the Pen, childhood in Compton, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Mountaintop speech. Ten years my elder, he is more threatened by the modern-day slavery of prisons, by vast economic barriers which persist in spite of a generation of awareness. I wish, instead of these barriers, for the right to feel purely intimidated by his free intellect.

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2. Campbell Thibo reads from The Catcher in the Rye

  • Published: 2015-10-18T21:05:48Z
  • By Porchlit
Campbell Thibo reads from The Catcher in the Rye

about the boy who wrote poetry on his left-handed baseball glove

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3. Seattle Reads Shakespeare

  • Published: 2016-01-16T01:00:06Z
  • By Porchlit
Seattle Reads Shakespeare

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4. Ned Bundy - 05 PorchLit

  • Published: 2015-06-12T09:11:35Z
  • By Ned Bundy
Ned Bundy - 05 PorchLit

produced by nedbundy

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5. Zhenya Lavy recites Art Objects by Jeanette Winterson

  • Published: 2015-06-15T03:10:45Z
  • By Porchlit
Zhenya Lavy recites Art Objects by Jeanette Winterson

Zhenya Lavy, co-artistic director of Akropolis Performance Lab, stopped by Porchlit today and recited from Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery written by Jeanette Winterson. "I have to work for art if I want art to work on me." Timely and insightful.

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6. Jenny Lockie recites One Boy Told Me by Naomi Shihab Nye

  • Published: 2015-07-28T01:03:17Z
  • By Porchlit
Jenny Lockie recites One Boy Told Me by Naomi Shihab Nye

Jenny Lockie stopped by Porchlit today and read Naomi Shihab Nye. Enjoy!

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7. Charles Baudelaire The Balcony recited by Yonnas Getahun

  • Published: 2015-10-26T00:29:37Z
  • By Porchlit
Charles Baudelaire The Balcony recited by Yonnas Getahun

Charles Baudelaire The Balcony recited by Yonnas Getahun. Enjoy!

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8. Pol Rosenthal recites Gods Wicker Basket Furnace By Joshua Saul Beckman

  • Published: 2015-09-28T23:20:14Z
  • By Porchlit
Pol Rosenthal recites Gods Wicker Basket Furnace By Joshua Saul Beckman

Artist and Performer Pol Rosenthal, @polrosenthal, stopped by Porchlit today to recite Joshua Saul Beckman's Gods Wicker Basket Furnace. Please enjoy and share! Also visit http://porchlit.org/about to learn more and take part in Porchlit.

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9. Valerie Curtis-Newton reads Alice Childress

  • Published: 2015-08-19T00:14:26Z
  • By Porchlit
Valerie Curtis-Newton reads Alice Childress

Valerie Curtis-Newton recites through the sound waves of Seattle traffic Alice Childress's Like One of the Family. Just excellent!

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10. Beyond the Porch 24

  • Published: 2015-10-23T20:39:04Z
  • By Porchlit
Beyond the Porch 24

Omar Willey, Publisher @SeattleStar, marks the half point of Porchlit's 12-month site specific art history project with an exploration of a Seattle arts movement troop called Invisible Seattle. "So opens the Prologue of one of the more remarkable novels of the 1980s. What's remarkable about it, you say? What's remarkable is that the novel was written not by one author but by an entire city: the city of Seattle. The book was called Invisible Seattle and its story is one of the more fascinating not just in local writing but in all of American literature." Please enjoy and share.

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11. Cambell Thibo recites To Prevent Our Maladies Unseen

  • Published: 2016-03-19T00:01:02Z
  • By Porchlit
Cambell Thibo recites To Prevent Our Maladies Unseen

(Sonnet 118 from steps of Equinox Studios) Like as, to make our appetites more keen, With eager compounds we our palate urge; As, to prevent our maladies unseen, We sicken to shun sickness when we purge; Even so, being full of your ne'er-cloying sweetness, To bitter sauces did I frame my feeding; And, sick of welfare, found a kind of meetness To be diseased, ere that there was true needing. Thus policy in love, to anticipate The ills that were not, grew to faults assured, And brought to medicine a healthful state Which, rank of goodness, would by ill be cured; But thence I learn and find the lesson true, Drugs poison him that so fell sick of you

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12. Beyond the Porch 18 with Omar Willey Washington's Finest Hour

  • Published: 2015-09-10T18:51:04Z
  • By Porchlit
Beyond the Porch 18 with Omar Willey Washington's Finest Hour

"The Porchlit house is in an area these days known as Little Saigon. It hasn't always been called that, of course. It's been Nihonmachi, Chinatown, Garlic Gulch, and Manilatown in the past, but since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, it has slowly acquired a distinctly Vietnamese flavor. The transformation of Seattle's Little Saigon actually begins in China." Need I sary more. Listen in, reflect, and share.

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14. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe read by Campbell Thibo

  • Published: 2015-11-17T06:55:01Z
  • By Porchlit
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe read by Campbell Thibo

I first encountered this poem through a choral setting by Jean Belmont. Here is a lovely performance by the Hofstra Chamber Choir. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKdyroUGg1A

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15. Lola Recites Kevin J O'Conner

  • Published: 2015-09-09T00:52:38Z
  • By Porchlit
Lola Recites Kevin J O'Conner

Lola stopped by to do three readings in one day. Here is the second one. Enjoy as she recites Kevin J O'Conner!

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16. Yonnas Recites Shakespeare's Sonnet IV

  • Published: 2015-12-01T02:39:56Z
  • By Porchlit
Yonnas Recites Shakespeare's Sonnet IV

Monday November 30th Yonnas Getahun recites Shakespeare's Sonnet IV. Enjoy!

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17. Tina LaPadula recites Unknown Soldier by Luc Sante

  • Published: 2015-05-13T04:03:06Z
  • By Porchlit
Tina LaPadula recites  Unknown Soldier by Luc Sante

May 12th Tina stops by Porchlit on 12th Avenue S and King and recites Unknown Solider. 346 days to go.

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18. Yonnas recites Sonnet 48 by William Shakespeare

  • Published: 2016-01-09T08:30:02Z
  • By Porchlit
Yonnas recites Sonnet 48 by William Shakespeare

From the porch/balcony of Richard Hugo House Yonnas recites Sonnet 48 by William Shakespeare. How heavy do I journey on the way, When what I seek, my weary travel's end, Doth teach that ease and that repose to say, 'Thus far the miles are measured from thy friend!' The beast that bears me, tired with my woe, Plods dully on, to bear that weight in me, As if by some instinct the wretch did know His rider lov'd not speed being made from thee. The bloody spur cannot provoke him on, That sometimes anger thrusts into his hide, Which heavily he answers with a groan, More sharp to me than spurring to his side; For that same groan doth put this in my mind, My grief lies onward, and my joy behind.

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19. unpacking my library by walter benjamin

  • Published: 2015-07-10T07:03:47Z
  • By Porchlit
unpacking my library by walter benjamin

read by campbell thibo

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