Thanks to Pam Noble for choosing to support SPAN with a special evening of poetry and music.
On August 11th, 7pm, at The Arts Hub in Lafayette, she read her poem Rose & Iris, in concert with David and Enion Pelta-Tiller of Taarka, with opening music by Patty Jackson.
Rose & Iris is a short story in poetic form of two young women in Appalachia in the early 1900’s. Rose & Iris captures the themes of abuse and redemption, uncommon courage, and the resilience of the human spirit. Listening to Pam read Rose & Iris, with her melodic southern accent, is like taking a trip to rural North Carolina. You can feel the summer heat as Rose expresses her determination to find moments of happiness in the face of unspeakable neglect and abuse. Iris tells of her own journey in finding herself, her power, and own mind as she takes courageous action within a culture of complicit silence. Pam “dreamed them”, as she writes in the epilogue. Some say Rose & Iris chose Pam to tell their story.
This event benefited SPAN and was produced by Small Fish Publishing.