A ROOM IN THE TREES:
A VISION OF SEATTLE IN POETRY AND PROSE
BY DOUG THORPE
SAINT MARKS CATHEDRAL
NOVEMBER 22, 2014 8:00 P.M.
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Part documentary and part poetry, this is an attempt to evoke something of this place we call Seattle: the people, the land and the water. I follow the thesis of the writer Coll Thrush in his Native Seattle, who speaks of the city as a “crossing-over place:”
The entire city is a palimpsest, a text erased only partially and then written over again. It is a landscape of places changed by power, of Indian places transformed into urban ones and sometimes back again.
Voices 1 & 3: Mary Goldman & Ruth McRee
Voices 2 & 4: Doug Thorpe & Paul Tomes
Voice 5 (voice of history): Rachel Holley
Music: Marcus Oldham