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“The story of reVerse
In November 2001, I decided to create a poetry and music compilation CD that was artistic, enjoyable, high quality and ultimately very listenable. Thinking of the alternative music CD series from the late 80s called “Just Say Yes”, I thought that a poetry and music CD might help bring some much-needed attention to the ‘alternative’ art forms of poetry and songwriting. I asked Richard Fammerée to help with the project and reVerse was born.
As life-long fans of poetry, we knew creating such a compilation would be difficult. More often than not, the beauty of poetry does not translate in recordings of poetry. However, this challenge was what we most relished. And, as Executive Director of the Poetry Center, I wanted to create an example of how board members of The Poetry Center and other poets and supporters could include The Poetry Center as the charitable cause of their side poetry projects, literary magazines and etc.
n early 2002 I secured an investor for the project, and we started to approach artists who represented a range of styles and artistic accomplishment. We believed that featuring a range of emerging and established poets and musicians was of utmost importance to achieve our goals. With the exception of finding an accomplished musician with a weakness for poetry to contribute a performance of an original poem, the artists roster was complete by the end of the year …
… We hope that you will buy a copy of reVerse. It has integrity and it is entertaining. It might be a little dark at times, but it is delightfully light-hearted at others. All the moments are beautiful.
– KC Clarke