Color and Sound
by Linda Jackson

[June 13, 2008]


How much can sound open or narrow the lens through which experience is filtered? What sound does disappointment make?  What color is a scream?  How can one sense represent the attributes of another?  What sound does red lipstick make?  The poems in Prof. Linda Jackson’s book What Yellow Sounds Like explore sound and color and the magic that happens when sound merges or clashes with other senses.  A world is created in the poems through images and specific details that seek answers to the most fundamental questions of identity – who am I and to whom do I belong.  Through the poems, listeners lean in and hear the sounds various speakers make and the relationship color, particularly yellow, has on their voices and experiences.






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