Fellows' Presentation

Fresh Connections: Tributaries to River Bend Chronicle II

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2014–2015 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Ben Miller RI '15


At the Institute, Ben Miller is shaping a completed draft of a manuscript broadening the study of the Midwest initiated in River Bend Chronicle. Special attention will be paid to the role of spontaneity and sound in the depiction of consciousness under the boisterous pressure of memory. To fuel this exploration, he plans to experiment with the integration of poetry with prose portraiture and the daily live recording of incidental reveries. He also aims to acquire performance skills, allowing him to effectively deliver songs, such as “St. James Infirmary Blues,” related to the project’s tones of love and loss.

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