Play Around with It Here

This was my first VoiceThread – something I put together with some video my son took inside his sister’s room several years ago.  Use it like those pads of paper next to the pens for sale at the stationery shop: try everything out just for the fun of it!  Try voice recording.  “Testing 1-2-3” works! Try video recording if your computer has a web cam.  You can also upload an audio recording or phone in a comment.  You can type a comment the old-fashioned way, too.

Just click “Comment” and mouse over your comment choices.  If this is your first VoiceThread comment, you’ll fill in a short, one-time sign-up form without ever leaving this site.  You’ll get a free account instantly with no pressure to buy anything. Have fun!

If you’d like to watch it full-screen on the VoiceThread site, click here.  Your comments will show up on every copy of this VoiceThread no matter where it’s embedded!

70 Voices: Call for Submissions

voys.us is soliciting 70 readings of Rachel Barenblat’s poems in her new book, 70 faces. We seek neither 70 readers nor readings of all of the book’s 67 poems, but we’d like 70 readings, which would include multiple readings of several favorite poems. Pick your favorite! At this point, please feel free to read up to three poems.

Start with the poem’s title. Ignore the slash mark, and read the part of the title in italics. For instance, “Integration / Noah” should be read, “Integration. Noah.”  Do your best with any Hebrew!  After you read the title, say, “Read by [your name].”  If you’d rather give only your first name instead of your full name, that’s fine.

For some good, quick advise on reading poetry as a performance, see Nick Sebastian’s article here. For more information on VoiceThread, the vehicle we’re using here to celebrate 70 faces, click here.

We’ll rearrange the recorded poems later to match the order in which the book presents them. Have fun, and thanks!

Comment by audio, video, or text.  Your free VoiceThread account will give you unlimited comments by audio and text – and a half-hour by video – on this and all other “VoiceThreads.”

Click “comment” and mouse over your comment choices.  If this is your first VoiceThread comment, you’ll fill in a short, one-time sign-up form without ever leaving my site.  You’ll get a free account instantly with no pressure to buy more.  (But if you’d like more – including unlimited video commenting – for free, check out this no-catch offer for poetry and literary bloggers through voys.us.)  Have fun!

If you’d like to watch this VoiceThread full-screen on the VoiceThread site, click here.  Your comments will show up on every copy of this VoiceThread no matter where it’s embedded!