WCW – Davidson Garrett

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
and open readings from the floor


DAVIDSON GARRETT, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, is an actor, a poet, a writer and a taxi driver. Poems from his book King Lear of the Taxi, published by Advent Purple Press in 2006, were used as text in the short film Taxi Driver – King Lear of the Taxi by Flashgun Films of Great Britain. In 2015, Advent Purple Press published a new chapbook by Garrett titled Southern Low Protestant Departure: A Funeral Poem. The poem is a long narrative work, written in the verse form of tercets, which depicts a Protestant funeral in a small Southern town. Also in 2015, Garrett had a spoken-word play published titled Conspiracy Theory: The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen. This play was published in Issue 8 of the performance art journal Nerve Lantern.

From Southern Low Protestant Departure: A Funeral Poem

Southern folks
tend to die
during the zenith of
summer’s hellish heat
as death itself
drips beads of sweat.

Contact: John Barrale – john.barrale@gmail.com

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