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Psychic Radio Star: The Self Is Born Nov 4, 2016

To witness Ezra Dickinson’s newest performance is to be invited into the birthing room, to be led by the hand behind the white curtain to witness raw emergence and then, after one birth, a rebirth, and another, and another.

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The Physical and the Psychic Nov 4, 2016

Dudes, there are some heavy themes in Ezra Dickinson’s Psychic Radio Star - mental illness, police violence, alienation, the struggle that defines life, reincarnation. Instead of discussing these, I’ll talk about the themes of revealing and concealing, and the unseen unsettling forces that shape our actions - namely, the people included by choice or circumstance in our lives.

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Writers Corps Profile: Ezra Dickinson Oct 31, 2016

This season, an Ambassador Writers Corps Member will write a profile on each of the nine local artists in 16/17. These in-depth conversations between local artists and local writers will take the place of curatorial notes in the performance programs. 

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Places of Common Oct 22, 2016

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Stand in the Middle Oct 21, 2016

Response from Natalie Singer-Velush, OtB Writers Corps Ambassador

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Zoe | Juniper Ekphrasis: Strength and Grace But Why // Studies in Vulnerability by Michelle Peñaloza Oct 21, 2016

Response from Michelle Peñaloza, OtB Writers Corps Ambassador

Place your feet upon my chest                       leap forward blind

Stop stop stop              get it right, her therapist’s here

 

let’s begin again

            the fourth border: a cylinder refracted in fringe

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The Gold of Potentiality Oct 7, 2016

response by NKO Rey, OtB Writers Corps Ambassador

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Harold and the little brown mushrooms Oct 7, 2016

poem by Daemond Arrindell, OtB Writers Corps Ambassador

harold has grown up. He calls himself alan now, 

and traded in his purple crayon for little brown mushrooms.

his imagination is still as wild as the blank wall let him be

harold doesn’t draw on the walls anymore, he’s too busy tripping on mushrooms

outside, with his friends - the spirits, and the chicken that lays the [golden] eggs,

 

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[Ode to] Little Brown Mushrooms Oct 7, 2016

Review by Michelle Peñaloza, OtB Writers Corps Ambassador

Alan Sutherland’s Little Brown Mushrooms is part inside joke, part memoir-dreamscape, part praise poem, part science lesson, part how-to, naturalist lecture, part self-help lesson, part life affirmation, and part Public Service Announcement on the merits of psychedelics, experimentation, and the outdoors.

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Writers Corps Profile: Alan Sutherland Oct 1, 2016

This season, an Ambassador Writers Corps* Member will write a profile on each of the nine local artists in 16/17. These in-depth conversations between local artists and local writers will take the place of curatorial notes in the performance programs. 

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