“A conversation between two people who aren’t really listening to each other”
To find out the background to this piece, read Graham’s post about writing this poem – Not knowing… (part 2). I pick up straight up where Graham stops – with the finished poem winging its way over to me.
When Graham sent me his first version of this poem, it was clear the two conversations needed to be two separate entities, yet presented as one overall picture of the scene. I could already tell that the two characters- the (dead) coprolite digger and his wife – needed separate musical identities and songs, and had the idea that their singing should be entwined for the final stanza of the piece. Graham’s final presentation of the two monologues – a modern composite of two conversations- furthered my original thoughts.
For the rest of the post see the Cracked Voices blog.