Poetry is rarely logical. It's more of an effort to find the music in words, slamming them together in a rise and fall that maximizes emotional effect. So it only makes sense that poetry can come from music.
A new press out of Pittsburgh, Pa., is aiming to mash the two together with their new Vinylist series, books of poetry inspired by a piece of classic rock 'n' roll vinyl, written with the goal of melding the two together. The poems are intended to be performed to excerpts of said album.
Tonight at Hyde Park Books, you can get a peek at how it all comes together.
Vinyl Press founders Carl Della Badia and Justin Kishbaugh will be reading from the debut book from their press, Kali's Tongue. The reading will be set to excerpts from the piece of vinyl that inspired it: Sticky Fingers by the Rolling Stones.
The event runs from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at Hyde Park Books and is free.