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Carol Novack with Don C. Meyer & Benjamin Rush Miller | Inventions II: Fictions, Fusions, & Poems

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Inventions II: Fictions, Fusions, & Poems

by Carol Novack with Don C. Meyer & Benjamin Rush Miller

Lyrical, rhythm and image-focused spoken word album of writings recited by author Carol Novack, publisher of Mad Hatters' Review, with most tracks accompanied by custom-made music and sound affects composed by Benjamin Rush Miller and Donald C. Meyer.
Genre: Spoken Word: Storytelling
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1. Destination
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2. Minnows
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3. What to Do With the Babies
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4. A Without Q With/Out Self (AKA Interview With Self)
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5. Same As
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6. Demonica
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7. Fish Triptych
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8. Blah Blah
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9. Four Variations
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10. Once in a Field
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Album Notes
This CD contains (in order of tracks) writings published in Diagram, American Letters & Commentary, Web Del Sol, Notre Dame Review, Action Yes, Big Bridge, Otoliths, LIT, Tears in the Fence, and Segue. The original version INVENTIONS 1 is identical to this CD, but with fewer tracks accompanied by music. Cicily Janus wrote a REVIEW of INVENTIONS 1 in Eclectica Magazine:

"When are words not enough to place an uncomplicated description in the mind of a human? Right about now. The CD, Inventions I: Fictions, Fusions and Poems written and recited by Carol Novack, is a collection of works spanning the idioms of experimental poetry and prose.

Each piece is read with a steadfast voice and throughout the collection are enough ideas to stir the tower of deliberation within one's own mind. A fluidity of words from start to finish flow at once through your ideology of what prose is, was, and is not. Novack, who is also the founder and editor of Mad Hatters' Review (one of the Internet's best sites for multi-media presentations of literature, art, and music) entrances the listener with a fluting tone of voice rivaling a daze of accents lost and found amid the audiology of our overt-technological-sound-filled society."


New Yorker Carol Novack is the publisher of the multi-new media e-journal Mad Hatters' Review, a former Australian government grant recipient and the author of a poetry chapbook, as well as a play and several collaborative ventures. Past credits include poems in “The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets.” Recent works (not recited in this CD) may or will be found in more than 50 journals, including BlazeVOX, Exquisite Corpse, Fiction International, First Intensity, Gargoyle, La Petite Zine, Milk, Journal of Experimental Fiction, 5_trope, and in the anthology, “Online Writings: The Best of the First Years.” See Carol’s blog for additional details, including links to most online publications, as well as interviews and reviews.

Composer and musicologist Donald C. Meyer, on staff at Mad Hatters’ Review, collaborates with choreographers, filmmakers, theater directors, and authors to create multi-media works that interweave classical and contemporary sounds forms into poly-vocal aesthetic structures. He is the author of articles on American cultural history and rock music and a music appreciation textbook called “Perspectives on Music” (Prentice Hall, 2003). Dr. Meyer is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Department at Lake Forest College.

Benjamin Rush Miller, also on staff at Mad Hatters’ Review, has composed, recorded and performed music for a number of years focusing on atypically structured songwriting, freeform-based improvisation and notated scores in quasi-tonality. Current projects include the rock band Third Border, with their recent debut release “Sun of Water, Sea of Light” on Radial Records, as well as solo performance on prepared stereo electric guitar w/electronics, saxophone and spoken word. For information on discography, upcoming shows, products for sale, and other projects, please visit Ben’s website. A few of his compositions may be found at MySpace.

Marty Duane Ison (cover art), incoming Art Director, Mad Hatters' Review, is a painter, a poet, storyteller, parent, peace propagandist, and general purveyor of prevarications that enrich the lives of others. An Ohio native, he was transplanted in the Florida sands of the Gulf of Mexico where he studied fine art at St. Petersburg College. His novels With a Glass Hammer, Zero's Lizard (coauthored with Ron Barnhart), Taste of Pennies, and Servicing the Machine: a Postindustrial Nightmare are available to interested agents and publishers. You may view some of his plastic work at MARTY'S WEBSITE.



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