Poetry Reading – A SHIP LOG by Hilde Susan Jaegtnes

Performed by Michelle Alexander

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

My poem has a theme. The theme is a park. A theme park of failed love, fallen trees and the growth of despair.

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

As if they were passengers on the Danish ferry and were notified by the purser that the ferry was about to sink.

How long have you been writing poetry?

Since the age of 8. My first poem was about a squirrel eating pinecones in a tree.

Do you have a favorite poet?

Norwegian poet Gunnar Wærness.

What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

The sweet craving of exposure!

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

I also write screenplays for film and TV, prose and essays.

What is your passion in life?

Trying to figure out what it looks like in other people’s heads and finding words to match my dreams and fantasies.

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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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