Bronson Speedway hosted the annual Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association’s national event. David Axelrod was there with his book, The SPEED Way, which is the first and only book of poetry devoted entirely to NASCAR, stock cars and growing up around cars and racing. Gainesville Television Network, GTN’s Joanna Wise put together this video piece to feature “the sights and sounds of what drivers call their childhood dream.”
HERE ARE LINKS TO MUSIC, AUDIO FILES AND VIDEO FOR DR. AXELROD
NOVEMBER: a chamber music composition written for Dr. Axelrod’s poem. (Depending on your audio system, this file may take a few minutes to load. )
Credits: Composed by Matthew Pierce. Featuring Ron Meixsell, baritone and Ruthann Turekian, soprano. The musicians: Matthew Pierce, Sally Shorrock, Gene Keyes, Karen Gellert, Marc Maimone, Margaretha Maimone, and Isabella Eredita Johnson.
Click here for: A reading (in Vienna) of a Yiddish translation of Gerard Manley Hopkins by Dr. Axelrod
Click here for: A podcast interview with Dr. David B. Axelrod conducted by Peter Ward
Click here for: Video performance of Dr. Axelrod at www.poetryvlog.com