We Did It!

Another BiB in the books and it was a huge success! 

Thank you to everyone who came to support this event, to the cast members who managed to memorize poems while juggling everything else the world threw at them, to dancers and musicians and family members and friends who said "sure!" and "how can I help", and to the generous and giving heart of our host.   -- It truly is a community endeavor to create something this unusual and complex, and that backbone of support was evident in every aspect of this production.  Thank you all for taking this risk, this journey, with us.  You put some beauty into this world.

Below is the list of poems that were either written and/or spoken in our piece.  We hope you find one or more that you love.   Maybe you'll even feel moved to commit one to memory.  :)  If you do, tell us about it on Facebook or Instagram!

Lastly, wondering what those photos looked like that the girls took in their orchard?  They'll be posted at these sites soon!

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Now without further ado, here are the poems featured in The Queen's Mad Room.

Child -- Sylvia Plath, 1963
Lesbos -- Sylvia Plath, 1962
Half Girl, Then Elegy -- Omotaro James, 2019
I used to be a roller coaster girl -- jessica Care moore, 2019
Never may the fruit be plucked -- Edna St. Vincent Millay, Harpweaver, 1923
Why Bother? -- Sean Thomas Dougherty, 2018
Nameless Pain -- Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard, 1895
Sorry -- Ntozake Shange, 1976
Interlude -- Amy Lowell, Pictures of the Floating World, 1919
Searching for My Own Body -- Yesenia Montilla, 2018
The Vast Hour -- Genevieve Taggard, For Eager Lovers, 1922
Contusion -- Sylvia Plath, 1963
Still I Rise (excerpt) -- Maya Angelou, 1978
Untitled (all this must be emptied) -- Gregory Orr
I Went to the Woods for a Scream (excerpt) -- Toni Marie Capparelli, 2012-2018
Brown Girl Has Walked into the Wild, Palms Open -- Barbara Jane Reyes, 2018
Love Letter to Self --  Warsan Shire, 2016
The Way it Is -- Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, 2015
Fresh -- Nayyirah Waheed, 2013