THE DRIVE HOME
Michael Monday's videoreport for THE STAR-LEDGER. Seth Siditsky, editor.
From a 2013 Infiniti to a graffitied 1978 VW bug, cars, trucks, motor homes and cycles shape who we are. In this audience-interactive poetry performance and follow-up workshop, Susanna Rich explores how cars, trucks, and driving shape our personal, business, educational, and community lives.
Blairstown artist driven to bring her words to life on the stage
By Tracy Ann Politowicz/Star-Ledger Staff
March 26, 2010, 6:11PM
“Do I need more honking?” the curly-haired woman asks with a straight face, leaning forward slightly.
The man sitting opposite her, one of a few other people in the room, replies, “Yes, you should add that.” She continues speaking to a larger make-believe audience: “And I want all of you to help me get through this. Can you do a honk? Can you just turn into an audience full of geese?”
Adopting the tone of a TV preacher, Susanna Rich begins reciting her poem about drivers who adhere to the speed limit so strictly, they seem to be hugging it: “May the red wand on my speedometer align, number for number... ” Click here to read the entire interview.