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Fishwife Tales

The creation of poet and educator Jennifer Jean, "Fishwife Tales" is an epic lyric sequence which details the life of a shape-shifting marine creature reminiscent of a siren, selkie or generic mermaid. This mythic conceit is used to explore the clash and amalgamation of historic masculine and feminine natures in an emblematical domestic setting.
A few years ago, composer, Sarah Eide approached Jean about setting the the Fishwife poems to music. Since then, they have performed the music and poetry of "Fishwife Tales" at numerous venues, including most recently: the 2010 Massachusetts Artists Collective Showcase, the 2011 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, the 2011 Salem Arts Festival and the 2011 Women Musician's Network Show. Getting so much positive feedback on their work, Jean and Eide decided to go into the recording studio to create this self-titled full length album, bringing to the project a number of supremely talented musicians. "Fishwife Tales" features the voices of several women, all from different backgrounds, bringing this story into a universal perspective. The Fishwife's story is more then her own story, but the story of all women of the present, past and future.
"Fishwife Tales" has now become a multi-media performance, including not only music and words, but also dance and visual arts. There are future plans for transforming "Fishwife Tales" into a musical, and the beginnings of this project are already evident within their debut CD.

Jennifer Jean is the author three poetry collections—In the War (Big Table Publishing), Fishwife (Whale Sound Press), and The Archivist (Big Table Publishing). Her poetry, essays, literary interviews, and reviews have been published in numerous journals, including North Dakota Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, Santa Clara Review, Southern California Review, Caketrain, Relief Quarterly, Wilderness House Review, Tidal Basin Review, The MOM Egg Journal, Megaera, Poets/Artists, and in Linebreak's audio anthology Two Weeks. Jennifer received an Agnes Butler Award from the Academy of American Poets, she's a feature writer for the arts and lifestyle magazine Art Throb, and she's an active member of the committee producing the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. As well, she teaches writing and literature at Salem State University and Endicott College. For more information about Jennifer Jean, visit: www.fishwifetales.com.

Sarah Eide, a Berklee alum, is a pianist, composer, conductor, and singer/songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island. At the young age of 23, she has already scored several independent films, video games and commercials, assistant-conducted the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, and cofounded Culturehouse, (Boston-based concert series), just to name a few of her achievements. For more information on Sarah Eide, and to listen to more of her music, please visit www.saraheide.com.

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