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First Person Plural Reading Series feat. Allen Gee, Robert Jones, Jr., Kevin McIlvoy, Peter Markus and Vanessa K. Valdés - Shared screen with speaker view
Stacy Parker Le Melle
38:44
Thank you, Allen - I’ll be thinking about that jet entrance for a while…
Koritha Mitchell (she.her)
39:51
Yes, that jet detail hit hard!
Keya Mitra
41:46
I just started reading this novel and cannot wait to read more. The opening chapters are beyond stunning.
Koritha Mitchell (she.her)
01:03:55
The emotional complexity of that chapter. Whew!
Keya Mitra
01:03:58
Such a powerful reading. Thank you.
Robert Jones, Jr. (He/Him)
01:04:13
Thank you.
Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D.
01:04:56
Absolutely riveting. Thank you for sharing, Robert.
Keya Mitra
01:05:11
Can’t wait to finish the rest of your novel. An honor to hear this excerpt!
Martyn Sherk
01:05:22
Thank you Robert! Look forward to seeing you in Provincetown next weekend.
leslieallee
01:06:01
Thank you!
Stacy Parker Le Melle
01:07:16
The tension of that scene… the stakes, the stakes… thank you, Robert…
Suzanne Scarfone
01:10:38
Oh, my lord, your lush words stun my soul with star hope. Sweet clear water and solemnity. You write life. Thank you. Suzanne Scarfone
Robert Jones, Jr. (He/Him)
01:12:36
Thank you, everyone!
Stacy Parker Le Melle
01:16:05
I loved the “deeply odd”…!
Robert Jones, Jr. (He/Him)
01:17:16
Thank you, Kevin!
Stacy Parker Le Melle
01:17:42
“We sat and we asked to be found”
Keya Mitra
01:18:59
What a beautiful reflection on the power of stories and community, Kevin.
Robert Jones, Jr. (He/Him)
01:22:25
Come on, Kevin! EXCAVATE THAT TRUTH!
Robert Jones, Jr. (He/Him)
01:23:14
So timely given the U.S. Supreme Court decision and Texas's horror.
Robert Jones, Jr. (He/Him)
01:24:35
Whew!
Keya Mitra
01:27:53
Wow. Amazing reading, Kevin!
Vanessa K. Valdés
01:28:02
“Dawns of glimpses of self-understandings…”
Koritha Mitchell (she.her)
01:28:03
Talk about capturing our moment!
Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D.
01:28:04
Very timely, indeed. Thank you, Kevin!
Stacy Parker Le Melle
01:28:06
Whew, that tick…
Pam Sporn
01:28:07
I want more!
Robert Jones, Jr. (He/Him)
01:28:10
Have mercy!
Suzanne Scarfone
01:28:21
The truth, innit.
tblackhawk@sbcglobal.net
01:29:03
Whew, Kevin! The trickled-on… amazing.
Pam Sporn
01:31:07
IO! Yes!
Ian Tadashi Moore
01:31:41
Yay for iO
tblackhawk@sbcglobal.net
01:32:03
Hey, iO’ers! xoxo
Kristin Palm
01:32:17
iO xoxo
Robert Jones, Jr. (He/Him)
01:35:31
This is hitting home. Hard.
Robert Jones, Jr. (He/Him)
01:42:11
Just the husk...
Kristin Palm
01:42:30
Oh, those bones. <3
Stacy Parker Le Melle
01:43:14
Not without a fight
Stacy Parker Le Melle
01:45:10
“The body as a vehicle of betrayal"
Keya Mitra
01:46:40
So moving and visceral.
LauraEccles Grimshaw
01:46:45
‘The one thing he had control of’
Robert Jones, Jr. (He/Him)
01:46:58
And Peter's voice--his reading style makes me want to cry.
Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D.
01:49:07
So, so difficult.
Ian Tadashi Moore
01:50:50
Thank you Pete
Koritha Mitchell (she.her)
01:50:52
Moving and visceral — yes, those are the words I was looking for. Thank you, Keya. Thank you, Peter, for sharing.
Robert Jones, Jr. (He/Him)
01:51:03
Amazing!
LauraEccles Grimshaw
01:51:05
Thank you Peter. Very moving, yes indeed.
Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D.
01:51:11
Devastatingly beautiful, Peter. Thanks for sharing. And greetings from Ann Arbor.
Suzanne Scarfone
01:51:21
Oh, Pete, the glory of it.
Kristin Palm
01:51:25
The most perfect walk-off song for the most perfect poems. Thank you, friend.
LauraEccles Grimshaw
01:51:35
I am very sorry for your loss, Peter.
Keya Mitra
01:52:13
Hi Korintha! Peter, I can’t quite express how deeply these poems moved me. Thank you, so much, for sharing them with us.
Lucy Gee
01:52:26
Very moving,
Pam Sporn
01:53:17
Thank you Peter. Hit home hard.
tblackhawk@sbcglobal.net
01:54:49
Be well, Pete. Such a moving reading, Thank you, thank you.
Keya Mitra
01:56:30
Stacy, your introductions are gorgeous.
Stacy Parker Le Melle
01:56:41
The grief and the rage
Keya Mitra
01:57:21
So well put. It truly is sacred work.
Stacy Parker Le Melle
01:58:13
Yes to collage… !
Stacy Parker Le Melle
02:08:48
Thank you for the river…the moon…these careful considerations of the Black diaspora…
Chayanne Marcano
02:09:34
thank you!
Koritha Mitchell (she.her)
02:09:42
That collage took me on quite a journey. Thank you, Vanessa!
Keya Mitra
02:09:58
So illuminating—thank you, Vanessa!
Vanessa K. Valdés
02:10:06
Thank you, all!!
suma@insideoutdetroit.org
02:10:11
Thank you, Stacy, for bringing this amazing celebration of the “sacred work of writing” together! xoxo
Lucy Gee
02:10:13
Thank you Vanessa,
LauraEccles Grimshaw
02:10:25
Thank you Vanessa!
suma@insideoutdetroit.org
02:10:37
Thank you to everyone — this was amazing!
Pam Sporn
02:11:04
Thank You readers AND Stacy!!!!
Keya Mitra
02:11:20
Thanks so much to everyone for a remarkable reading and to you, Stacy, for bringing everyone together for this beautiful, inspiring event.
Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D.
02:11:41
Thank you all!