In collaboration with Oregon State University Press, I invited 13 regional artists to record themselves reading a poem by Hazel Hall. A Portland-based singer songwriter composed original songs inspired by two of Hall’s poems. The release of the recordings coincided with the publication of a paperback edition of The Collected Poems of Hazel Hall. The poems and songs are available to listen to on Soundcloud.
The original plan was to “install” these recordings in a vintage telephone booth at NOUN A Person’s Place for Things, a gift shop in Portland. Once inside the booth, visitors lift could the phone receiver and hear a poem. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented us from completing this part of the project.