Farewells of Mt Auburn – Poetry Reading by Mark Curtis Dunn

Poetry performed by Michelle Alexander

Get to know the winning poet:

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

The main theme of “Farewells of Mt. Auburn” is honoring the lives of the departed. A major subtheme is eternal life.

How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

When people read the poem or watch the reading, I would like them to be transported with visual, emotional, and tactile experience.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing poetry for about fifty years.

Do you have a favorite poet?

If I have to choose a favorite – there are many – at this time in my life I would choose Robert Frost.

What influenced you to submit to the Poetry Festival and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I have submitted other material to Wildsound (at least one screenplay) and I had noticed that you had a poetry section as well. So I decided to share this poem.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I have written several screenplays across genres. Some short stories. I have recently completed a one-act stage play which I submitted to a local theater for reading.

What is your passion in life?

I have a passion for many things in life which include: asserting individual freedom against tyranny, savoring artistic free expression in aesthetic terms, and a desire to resonate a literary work with an audience, with the highest preference aimed at creating a work that contributes an archetype that finds its way into everyday life. Commercial rewards help, but I realize I might not see that in my lifetime. That’s another story.

About poetryfest

Submit your Poetry to the Festival. Three Options: 1) To post. 2) To have performed by an actor 3) To be made into a film.
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