The Les Cheneaux Sessions 2015, No. 9

Filmed in September 2015, Paul Pickering reads his poem “On the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River” just before Judson Claiborne performs his song “Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning” with help from horns, strings, and Rosie Tucker. Paul Pickering grew up in Selma, Alabama. He earned an M.A. in English from the University of Alabama at… More

In Good Faith

As beautiful as it is relevant, here’s Will Oldham performing his new song, “In Good Faith”. LYRICS In good faith: Rocks are buried beneath tons of earth to become diamonds With the gift of the sunlight the kudzu vine goes climbing I open my heart to a world not of my making We open our… More

The Les Cheneaux Sessions 2015, No. 4

Paul Pickering reads his poem “A Vision of Orpheus Descending” in front of an ancient block house on the shores of Lake Huron. It is the 4th of our 2015 Les Cheneaux Sessions. More