Liner Notes is a celebration and poetic tribute to a musical selection and a showcase of new work by local poets. Nationwide, Liner Notes was inspired by Mashed Poetics in Vancouver B.C. and brought to the Steel City by Shanna Alden. Every once in awhile, we take a break from competing with each other and working on competitive performance to sit back, appreciate some music, and write some new shit. (NEW SHIT!) Liner Notes is returning to the stage in January 2020 at Black Forge Coffee House II in McKees Rocks.
It works like this:
The Pittsburgh Poetry Collective picks an album; poets sign up in advance to be randomly assigned a track from that album; and they then compose a new piece inspired by that track in any way they choose to read in the Liner Notes showcase! We have seen form poetry, lyrics erasure pieces, the most tenuously related subject matter… Pretty much anything goes at Liner Notes and that means props and costumes are welcome!
To participate and receive a track assignment for a future Liner Notes showcase, please contact us!