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Eloquent, Romantic, Witty...the world of Maloney

We all know and have experienced {I suspect} occasions when words do not adequately convey the dynamics of a special, magical moment. For an audience of wordsmiths, to achieve that level of respect and admiration is testament to a profoundly entrenched creative spirit. A spirit that knows how to weave words into complex emotions; to position poetic phrases to elicit humorous moments filled with the complexities of pathos and ethos. To inspire and have listeners explore individual worlds that define who that person is to themselves as well as to others. That is talent, and that is

Jennifer Maloney.

Her featured presentation at the October 10th session of "word, revisited" at the Carriage House Theater, Cayuga Museum of History and Art is best expressed in photos. Words may not do her reading the justice it deserves.

***  OPEN MIC  ***

On an evening noted as the last Thursday in September 2019

Those that came to the Carriage House Theater (Cayuga Museum of History and Art) Olive Trees’ and aaduna’s “bi-monthly ‘word revisited’ event on September 26th were treated to an amazing performance, a soliloquy of words and even educat[ion] regarding a poetic form.

Dionna Vereen performed two pieces that not only were meant to be heard, but to be seen and to be felt. She also taught us how to put together a contrapuntal poetic form and also shared with us her anthem, which she wrote from a prompt given to her at a workshop. In between each piece, she shared a little of herself, in hopes of establishing and understanding with the audience about what drives her forward to be one of the “future literary champions that define the twenty-something generation.”

In that evening’s open mic segment, Jim Brady started off with some of his clever and witty observations on life. He was followed by Heidi Nightengale, who shared with us a poem she had written 30 years ago which she thought she had…