Ruth Lepson – Poet
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Ruth Lepson is poet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
In recent years she has been collaborating with musicians in Box Lunch and low road.
Her books of poetry are:
- I Went Looking for You (blazeVOX)
- Morphology (prose poems and photographs with artist Rusty Crump, also from blazeVOX)
- Dreaming In Color (Alice James Books)
Another is forthcoming from Pressed Wafer. A CD with musical settings of some of the poems will be included.
If you’re a performer in any idiom, please consider joining the Climate Message Video Festival, an online initiative bringing together musicians from all over the world to increase awareness of climate change.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Turn on video recording on your cellphone or webcam.
2. Play or sing 20-30 seconds of music – anything you like.
3. Speak to the camera, in any language you like. Say your name, your location, and some sentence like, “Climate change is a danger to us all — time to take action.”
4. Play or sing another 20-30 seconds of music.
5. Turn off video.
6. Email file to firstname.lastname@example.org
7. There is no 7. You’re done.