m4v video — Duration: 22:53 Jeffery Donaldson ‘reads’ “Dad” from Brilliant Falls
Jeffery Donaldson explores
“what a single poem can do" in his singular series Jeweller’s Eye. Donaldson writes “The jeweller’s eye is that small eyepiece or lens into which a watchmaker will squint in order to see more closely into the “time piece” in front of him.” In the reading Donaldson explains, “I believe very strongly in readings of poems that strive to make connections between all of it’s parts, finding relationships between kinds of images or themes or rhythms, letter patterns, syntactical devices. Everything is potentially in relation to everything else. Poems are relations of things, images, words, other poets’ words, lines, sounds, ideas. The more connections you make, the more you are reading toward the elusive whole of the experience that lies in all it's potential before you. What you're striving towards is a kind of unified perception of the experience or at least an understanding of the experience as potentially unified.” This reading is from September 18, 2013.