The program includes her amazing new music for my poem, "Wet Psalm," an erasure from a page of a bible I found in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans two years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed that neighborhood.
I am dedicating this poem and its "beaucoup rage" to Kimberly Rivers Roberts (AKA Black Kold Madina), a great witness and an artist. Watch "Trouble the Water," the best film about Katrina, and check out her video, "Amazing."
This is what the text looks like on the page:
You can learn more about Eve, her music, and her River Project in this New York Times piece about her journey down the Mississippi. And check out her River Project.