This album was recorded live at a Two Shits Poetry Collective meeting on September 13th, 2012 at The Apiary (1137 Buena Vista Ave) in Reno, Nevada.
This album features 14 talented poets that participate in the collective, reading 21 beautiful and engaging poems. While poetry can exist indefinitely in its written form, it can often be most powerful when spoken aloud. A recorded poem can in no way replace the power and energy of a live reading, but it can at least capture an ephemeral act and preserve it, allowing it to reach far beyond its original audience.
This album will be part of the third issue of the Give Two Shits Zine. The Two Shits Poetry Collective is an informal group where poets can read, write, listen and critique. Two Shits meets at The Apiary every Thursday, everyone with an interest in poetry is encouraged to attend!
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Special thanks to Ali Alonso, Sean Bassney, Kristen Rodriguez, and everyone who participated in the recording.
"The Ape Song" was written by Nicole Durante, and performed by various members of the Two Shits Poetry Collective.