The poetry on this page is written and performed by Carron Little with many thanks to Gray Wolf Studios for creating the recording. For up and coming performances by Carron Little aka The Queen of Luxuria please check the Upcoming page.

Poem for Stephen Thomas entitled Ode to Ishi, 2015
Recorded by Anthony Lachus at Gray Wolf Studios

When I interviewed Stephen Thomas for the Neighborhood Magic project in 2015 he said the most important issue for him was race relations in America. We talked about how his law firm worked to have an integrated law team and how they began that journey by analyzing and having public conversations about the notion of privilege.

 

Poem for Judie Anderson entitled Six Bells, 2015
Recorded by Anthony Lachus at Gray Wolf Studios

I interviewed Judie Anderson as part of the Neighborhood Magic project supported by Beverly Area Arts Alliance. Judie said her life began the moment she walked up the steps of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was also the Head of Design at Chicago Tribune and was part of bringing on the digital revolution. This transformation of the newspaper in a digital age is something that she reflected on in our interview and the poem is filled with important symbolism for her.

 

Poem for Rose Fernandez entitled A Taste of Honey, 2012
Recorded by Anthony Lachus at Gray Wolf Studios

This poem was created for the Dream Minds project where I interviewed one Chicago resident every week about their sleep dreams. I worked on the project from July 22, 2012 to July 23, 2013. The project was launched at the Red Rover Series and part of the Private vs Public exhibition at 6018North curated by Tricia Van Eck. The poem for Rose explores the idea of unrequited love and thinking about the pain of loss.

 

Poem for Hilda Weiss entitled Industrious Woman, 2016
Recorded by Anthony Lachus at Gray Wolf Studios

This poem was written for Hilda Weiss as part of the Spare Rib Revisited project I was commissioned to do for the city of Lucerne, Switzerland. The project was supported by the Swiss Benevolent Society of Chicago and Chicago Sister City International in 2016. The piece is written in the structure of a sewing machine and it tells the story of how Hilda worked from the age of 6 till she was 72 without a day off.