Ron Hoskie is a Native American storyteller, musician, writer and photographer. Below are some selections from his charming Cumulonimbus CD of contemporary Native American music, Rain Brings Changes. You may download this sampling in a zip file. Ron may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazz musician Jim Balagurchik beautifully arranges his original instrumental compositions. Listen to his Quietude while visiting my website.
When read aloud, stories and poems seem to reach out to us in a different way than when they are read silently and left to percolate in our minds. The source material is the same but the way we engage it creates new facets in our experience. And when revisited, poems and stories often present new experiences. Besides, it can be fun to read aloud. I hope you find these offerings enjoyable.
A poem should transport a reader beyond its words to “another place.” Words are important but so too are rhythms and resonance. Their origins are found in everyday speech and the sounds of life around us.
The pure gypsum (hydrous calcium sulfate) sand dunes of White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo, New Mexico.