Voicings: Alice Osborn

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in The Dancing Pen, Voicings | No Comments
Voicings: Alice Osborn

“The theme is being an other in a place where a lot of people don’t understand you.” This is what Alice Osborn has to say about her new book, “Heroes without Capes,” which features poems written from the perspective of various misunderstood heroes, including Darth Vader and Bruce the Shark. That these heroes can share their hopes […]

Voicings: Celisa Steele

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in The Dancing Pen, Voicings | No Comments
Voicings: Celisa Steele

“If a new poet has to get just one thing right it’s learning to listen to herself,” says Carrboro Poet Laureate Celisa Steele. I asked her about being commissioned to write a poem for a public event. “Occasional poems are difficult,” she said. Watch the interview to hear her enlightening perspective on the inverted nature of that activity. Steele’s […]

Voicings: Nora Gaskin

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in The Dancing Pen, Voicings | 2 Comments
Voicings: Nora Gaskin

“I like to let the characters have their say, even with a plot line that involves murder and mayhem.” So says Nora Gaskin, author of Until Proven and Time of Death. In these books Gaskin explores the story of two young North Carolina women killed in their homes forty years apart. Until Proven is a fictional […]

Voicings: Danny Gotham

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Music, The Dancing Pen, Voicings | No Comments
Voicings: Danny Gotham

“Dangerous.” That’s how Danny Gotham describes performing live. And he should know, having been on stage with some of the best singers and musicians in the business. Gotham’s newest album is called “Repast” and it draws on many of those singers and musicians to create a generous feast of songs. I sat down with Danny recently to hear his […]