Author Archives: Wren

The Art of Speaking Poetry

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” – Leonard Cohen I recently brought my friend, voice-over legend Don Wescott, to speak to a group of students who’ve made voice … Continue reading

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To an English Friend in Africa

Students from Wren’s December 2017 Art of Speaking Poetry class — Jenn Rajala, Christine Rinaldi, Holly Miller, Kathy Zerlin, and Matthew Greif — perform To an English Friend in Africa, a poem by Ben Okri. From Wren: “This poem, by Ben … Continue reading

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Benedicto

Cindy Newell performs Benedicto, a poem by Edward Abbey. Cindy Newell is a recently retired massage and neuromuscular therapist with a passion for voice over acting. She is an organic farmer and outdoor enthusiast who loves hiking, kayaking, travel and … Continue reading

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Sonnet XVII

Steve McGarry performs Sonnet XVII, a poem by Pablo Neruda. Steve McGarry is a Boston-area voice talent and singer, as well as a software engineer. One of his fondest performance memories was being part of a quartet which sang both … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Trapeze

Christine Marie performs The Parable of the Trapeze from The Essene Book of Days by Danaan Parry. Christine Marie is a local actress, voice actor, singer and dancer.  She spent many years performing with Reagle Players and now works as a … Continue reading

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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

Jenn Rajala performs A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim, a poem by Walt Whitman. Jenn Rajala has studied voice-over with Wren Ross for 8 years, and has applied that skill-set as a reader for the blind … Continue reading

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At the Funeral of my Grandfather

Holly Miller performs At the Funeral of my Grandfather, a poem by Andrew Miller. Holly Miller has been a voice actress for four years.  She is active in Community Theater and has a weekly radio program width Audio Journal, a … Continue reading

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The Invitation

Christine Rinaldi reads The Invitation, a poem by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Christine’s bio and statement are forthcoming.

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Hope is the Thing with Feathers

Drita P. Dumont performs Hope is the Thing with Feathers, a poem by Emily Dickinson. Drita also performs in Spanish, El Dolor, a poem by Amalia Bautista. Drita P. Dumont is a multilingual Voice Over Actor with the ability to … Continue reading

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Extending the Airport Runway

Jenn Rajala performs Extending the Airport Runway, a poem by Mary Oliver. Jenn Rajala has studied voice-over with Wren Ross for 8 years, and has applied that skill-set as a reader for the blind at Audio Journal Worcester.  Her primary … Continue reading

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Pinkle Purr

Andrea O’Connell performs Pinkle Purr, a poem by A.A. Milne. Andrea O’Connell worked in educational publishing for many years and has been a life-long singer.  The two paths merged in a publication for singers that she created and wrote for … Continue reading

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If We Only Have Love

Matthew Greif performs If We Only Have Love, a poem by Jacques Brel. From Matthew: “As a former National Park ranger in Boston, I have had many opportunities to speak in public.  I have also had some prior experience in … Continue reading

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Dawn

Nancy Hilliard performs Dawn, a poem by William Carlos Williams. Nancy Hilliard, educator actor, has participated in community theater in the Boston and Worcester areas, striving to give dignity and voice to all her characters. In her work as a … Continue reading

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