“The sun sets fast tonight
and the shadows take their places in the dark.”
Arts in Prison Spoken Word Night
Arlin hosted another reading featuring former inmates at the Interurban Art House. The venue was full and the readers received a standing ovation. Pictures L to R: JoAnna Ramsey, Adam Rhodes, Marty Robinson. Avrin Chapman, Kenneth Butler and Wise Hayes.
Reflections in Poetry and Music
Local composers Don Follmer and Ryan Main created musical compositions that reflect and interpret the poetry of Arlin Buyert. These works were premiered at Village Presbyterian Church on Oct. 10th, 2017. Music was performed by cellist Sascha Groschang and pianist Dr. Elisa Bickers. Arlin read poems from two of his books, Family Photos and Oh Say Can You See.
Arlin was invited by Jeff Humsfeld on “Jaws for Justice” to interview Ricky Kidd who has been imprisoned in the Missouri system for the past 21 years for a murder he did not commit. The show will be broadcast at 9:00 AM, Monday. October 9th on KKFI 90.1 FM
No More! is a reflection on the senseless loss of life due to gun violence in the United States. The choral parts are a setting of two ideas: the words “no more” and one line from Arlin Buyert’s poem “In the Shadow of the Bars”, which is a series of reflections on conversations the author had with inmates. To listen and view click here.
Overwatch Press has just published several of Arlin’s poems.
Overwatch Press is a website dedicated to providing an outlet for soldiers to express themselves creatively and in this way help them work through the struggles they carry from their service to our country.