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The Interdisciplinary Work of Lyss Warmland.

August 3 LIVE on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio!
LISTEN HERE for the podcast version. 

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Hear my chat with the incredible Kim Doolittle!!

We chat about :
– Writing and performing music
– Her newest album “Into the Blue
– Being a long-term pillar of the music community for 40+ years
– Being a chick singer
– The housing crisis in Northumberland County

AND!!!! She played a song live on air!!!

Featured Tunes:

Jimmy Bowskill and Carlos Del Junco
Abby Zotz
Al Kirby and Jim Yates.

 

 

I was laying in the grass
and I saw one single bird
fly across my line of sight
wings outstretched
sunlight glaring off it’s feathers
which were black
like my hair
spread around me like a halo
weaving through blades of grass
while the bird weaved
through the tree line
shrieking at the barn cat
things were simple.

Once,
I felt part
of something
but
I didn’t feel
part of myself
just part of
outside of me
body lost below me
untouchable
except to anyone else
no room
left for me.

So I’ll just be grateful for birds (for now)
ones with wings that blend
into the night sky
of the new moon
ones that exist
simultaneously with the clouds
the trees even
the lake
when they need/want it,

something like
the opposite of dissociating
something like
the opposite of this
jaw-clenching reality
this existence I’ve tried
to  opt out of
until now.

Check out my conversation with Lyndsay Lazar!

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We talk about:
– Lyndsay’s history of business ownership
– Starting her new company, Bonbon Fashion
– Balancing sustainability and feminism in the fashion industry
– Our mutual love of vintage fashion
– Living with chronic pain and a traumatic brain injury
– Creative work as therapy
– How Lyndsay’s work keeps her well

and more!

Featured Tunes by:
Angel Haze
Tegan and Sara
Winona Wilde
Missy Elliot

Check out my interview with Justine, Catherine, and Val from Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly (presented by Northumberland Players). Cohosted by Bob Bailey!

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We talk about:
– The plot of the play
– What it’s been like working on this show
– Jane Austin
– How Justine and Catherine got involved in theatre and how it keeps them well
– Escapism in period dramas
– Speaking in dialects

and more!

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Featured Tunes:
Arrival at Netherfield from the Pride and Prejudice Soundtrack
Sweet Liberty from Jane Eyre the Musical
The Girl I Mean to Be from The Secret Garden
O Come all Ye Faithful played by Jennifer Eklund

I’ve been falling in love
with my bellybutton
as it slowly pops out, being
pushed out into the world along
with this someday soon task-
motherhood.

Thicker ribcage where he’s pushed
my organs
up and out of his way as he grows and
for once, my body doesn’t struggle
in fact,
it turns out growing this being
feels like
what I was made for.

No more hip bones
protruding, just
soft curves, softer still.

This body
simultaneously mine/not mine
it’s magic it’s
home
to my baby and I
while we grow us one
just for a while longer.

Sometimes I think I’ll miss him
when he’s not a part of my body
yet I know
I’ll dance in every moment
he breathes on his own
because motherhood is simultaneously
mine/not mine.

Because this body can only hold
temporary truths
as he grows,
this body can be home
mine, his
soft, and softer still.