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Christine Hume: Lullaby
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Contributor: James Marks

~Poetry~ | $14 ($10 direct from UDP)
Hand-bound. 16 pp, 5.25 x 10 in.
Publication Date: September 1, 2008


Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense is an essay-poem with a soundtrack. The text uses the lullaby to investigate rhythm as innate instinct and drive. James Marks is the musician behind the CD that accompanies the text, which is a collage of found sounds interlaced with a more traditionally composed acoustic guitar instrumentation. The music is meant to give the reader a more engrossed and nuanced sense of the “event” of the text and of the lullaby itself as an all-encompassing, complex sensory experience.


09.01.09 | Sow’s Ear Poetry Review reviews Lullaby by Christine Hume

07.30.08 | Christine Hume’s Lullaby reviewed on Bootstrap Productions

01.01.08 | Lullaby by Christine Hume is reviewed in Jacket magazine

Christine Hume

Christine Hume has taught at Illinois Wesleyan University and is currently an Associate Professor of English at Eastern Michigan University, where she also hosts an internet radio program called Poetry Radio. Her writing and criticism have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Contemporary Literature, Rain Taxi, Chicago Review, and Womens Studies Quarterly. Musca Domestica, Hume's first book of poetry, was published in 2000 by Beacon Press. Her second book, Alaskaphrenia, was published in 2004 by New Issues. Her most recent book, Shot, was published in 2010 by Counterpath Press.

James Marks

Educated in music by the loneliness of the pre-dawn happenstance electronics, James Marks lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan with his wife and two children.