“Two of these pieces, Van Johnson Younger
(recorded in a beach cottage, November 1992 in St. Augustine, Florida)
(recorded in 2001 at Bumticker Studio, Atlanta), include my poetry
with musical accompaniment by the group, Scapeweavel, of which
I am a founding member. This group is now considered a pioneer
of spoken-word-with-music in Atlanta (GA), mixing poetry (including
many poems by Joseph Hunt and, occasionally, by Jerry Stenger and
David Powell) with multi-instrumental improvisation.
Scapeweavel work can be heard at http://users.myexcel.com/dpowell/Scapeweavelhome/releases.htm
). Scapeweavel began creating in the late 1980’s, and continues,
though more sporadically, to this day. The other three poems of
mine that are here, which are readings only, were recorded by me
last winter at my home studio, Bumticker Studio, and they somewhat
reflect upon my native Georgia countryside.
Presently, I am completing
and shopping a new book of poetry entitled Lungscommon, and completing
work on a new CD of music with my band Abel, Rawls and Hayes (www.arhband.com)
slated for release Summer/Fall 2005.”
To read ward's first collection of poems
on dead drunk dublin, click here.