A lo-fi spoken word CD from an emerging, young poet (and spoken word artist). Joseph Kerschbaum's first spoken word CD is subtle and stark but yet touching introduction to his work. This disk ranges from quiet, personal introspections where words almost aren't sufficient to encompass what needs to be said -- to dark, abstract worlds conjured by alienation and inability to get anything right. '1 of 29' is a collection of new, unpublished poems mixed with a number of poems from Joseph's first full-length collection of poetry 'The Human Remains'. '1 of 29' will leave you chilled to the bone but with a warm heart.
About Joseph Kerschbaum:
Joseph Kerschbaum has performed at numerous venues around the country. He has been a featured performer at festivals such as the Bucktown Arts Fest, the Etheridge Knight Festival of the Arts, as well as Heartland Incantations, a reading series that celebrates Hoosier poets. Joseph has also been a featured guest on such radio shows as WFHB's 'A Poet's Weave' as well NPR's 'A Linen Weave of Poets'.
In September, 2005 Joseph was awarded the Greer Foundation Fellowship for Creative Writing from the Bloomington Area Arts Council for completion of his book Dead Stars Have No Graves. Joseph was awarded an Individual Artistic Grant from The Indiana Arts Commission and The National Endowment for the Arts in June, 2006.
A number of his poems have appeared in journals and magazines around the country (Bathtub Gin, Arsenic Lobster, Stirring, Facets, Poetry Motel, Eclipse, Stray Dog, Tipton Poetry Journal, Red River Review, Ward 6 Review, Catalyzer, Failbetter). In 2005 Joseph was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Joseph is currently on faculty with the John Waldron Arts Center.