So tonight, when SETH introduces the tome at a Tattered Cover book signing, you’ll get more than a reading. In a nod to Black History Month, he’ll begin by explaining his Odyssey and how it was informed by the original’s themes. And then his longtime ensemble, Art Compost and the Word Mechanics, will join him for a performance interpretation that includes both music and meter.
“We’ve been doing the Jam at the Slam at the Mercury every Sunday for thirteen years, and after all that time, they have a sensitivity to performing to poetry,” he says of his backup band. “But I will be reading read some of it a cappella, too,” he adds.
The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, and admission is free; for details, visit www.tatteredcover.com or call 303-436-1070.
Tue., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., 2013