Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Music. A meditation on messages, POPULAR MUSIC asks: how does art make itself heard? The poems of Kelly Schirmann's debut full-length collection offer a unique voice, investigating the spaces between-between the singer and the audience; the lyrics and the message. Like a pop song, these poems encourage and distract, inviting the reader and listener in, wanting to tell you things that seem intimate, while telling them to everyone. They want to know: is anyone listening? And reader, we hope you are.
Kelly Schirmann is a poet, musician, ceramicist, and visual artist from Northern California. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA