WordSongs: Bringing Poetry to Life

Program Description

This program is a dramatic, high-energy, interactive, and intimate performance of poetry and music designed to invigorate and re-kindle the passion and interest for poetry. The duo draws from contemporary and past poets and poetry of diverse cultures and subject matter, period and themes, and fuses them with the music of jazz, blues, classical and folk traditions. The presentation features selections chosen depending on what the sponsoring organization requests, followed by audience question and answer and discussion.

Presenter Bio

Dave Caserio is the author of This Vanishing from CW Books and Wisdom For A Dance In The Street, a CD of poetry and music from Gazoobi Tales. A recipient of a Fellowship in Poetry award from the New York State Foundation of the Arts. He has conducted writing workshops for cancer survivors at the Billings Clinic Cancer Center. He is a founding member of the writer’s collective Big Sky Writing, and producer of a series of poetry-in-performance events A Feast For The Hunger Moon, WordSongs, Arc of the Communal, and I Conjure A Stubborn Faith, that combine poetry, music, dance and the visual arts. Recent publications include the Coachella Review, and the anthologies, Unearthing Paradise and Poems Under the Big Sky: II.


Dave Caserio with Parker Brown
Poet, performance artist, former literature instructor
(406) 623-0093