close up of eyes, black and white

Sommer asked people to record themselves reading a poem from her collection, Backup Singers. I put together this video of the poem Alcohol affects the frontal cortex.

My submission, and the full merged video collection

I put out a call on social media asking for people to record themselves reading a poem from my poetry collection Backup Singers in order to create a crowdsourced version of the book. What resulted is a kind of double-sided diary told by my friends, family, peers, and total strangers. They are my words but read in other peoples’ bedrooms, on their porches, on their commutes, with their children. Two kinds of intimacies are joined and rather than them canceling each other out they are somehow multiplied.

—Sommer Browning

11 ‘film’ episodes

2020

Fallout

| film

I wrote this at the start of the Iraq war (2003), and later made the short film. It’s been on my mind again during COVID-19 isolation.

2017

2005

Daffodil MF

| script

a ten minute play, and short film

Fallout @ shortfilmfest05

| film

I wrote this at the start of the Iraq war (2003), and later made the short film. It’s been on my mind again during COVID-19 isolation.

2004

Every Other Day @ New World Arts

| theater

My first one-act play…

2003

FalloutGC One Acts

| film

Fallout

| script

a glimpse of the aftermath