Emily: [00:00:00] You're listening to Rhody Radio: Rhode Island Library Radio Online.
Emily: Rhody Radio brings you voices from your neighbors around the state. Enjoy lectures, stories, and conversations with local artists, performers, experts, and scholars selected for you by Rhode Island librarians. Get an intimate behind-the-scenes look at Rhode Island's artists like when Celtic harpist [00:00:30] Mary King explained how she felt on stage.
Mary King: I feel at home, well, when I'm playing. There's-there's really no need to speak. And the joy of playing a tune or a song with another musician and kind of syncing up together, playing together effortlessly is like bliss, true bliss.
Emily: Hear exclusive performances like when Living Literature performed the 2020 Reading Across Rhode Island selection, Rising: Dispatches from the [00:01:00] New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush.
Elizabeth Rush: My faith in natural processes, in the intricate systems of reciprocity that I was raised to believe keep nature from tilting out of balance, is lost. Gnawing uncertainty takes its place. I wonder if there's a threshold between immersing myself in my subject matter and drowning in it, whether I have crossed that line.
Emily: Discover the Rhode Island writing community like when Professor Kara Provost explored our [00:01:30] current times of social distancing through haiku together with students on Zoom.
Kara Provost: But the American sentence haiku is just one long line, one sentence that has the same number of total syllables, 17 syllables. So it's just a little one-line poem, and I will read mine. Mask, gloves, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes. Never mind, I'll just stay in.
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