Poems Only Dogs Can Hear
POEMS ONLY DOGS CAN HEAR is a collection of audio poems recorded by writer Hilary Peach. Her debut recording, this exquisite audiophile CD suspends surreal vignettes inside a matrix of music. It bridges forms and floats language inside a sound environment - the place where the poem happens. When Woody Allen was a young comedian, a colleague told him "You write punchlines only dogs can hear." The title of this CD refers to the artist's tendency to encode private stories in such a way that they are not easily heard within the normal range of experience. If we expand our range of "hearing", we have more stories, more truths. Hilary Peach is a writer, audio poet, recording artist, arts activist, and producer. She has performed at events that include the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival, Montreal's Festival Voix d'Ameriques, and the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam. Check out her second CD release, Suitcase Local, an adaptation of her touring folk opera of the same name. This spoken-word and music fusion is a spooky retelling of her experiences working as a Canadian welder in the construction and maintenance of power plants in the USA. Publications include 10 Flowered Cactus (1996), Love is a Small Town (2001), and inclusions in various anthologies and magazines. Hilary Peach is the founder and Artistic Director of the Poetry Gabriola Festival on Gabriola Island, BC.