Breathing New Life Into An Old Poem

Several month ago, Doug O’Grady asked me into his recording studio at Western Connecticut State University to record a reading of my poem, “The Secrecy of Death,” which I had written nearly ten years ago. The idea was for him to transform it musically, and I was honored to be asked.

And although this piece was published in the Bellingham Review in 2009, Doug’s spot-on interpretation has given me more pleasure than I could have imagined. Take a listen below:


About the Composer
Dr. Doug O’Grady is an Associate Professor of Music, as well as the Department Chair, at Western Connecticut State University, where he teaches Music Industry Studies, Audio Production, Music Theory, and more. Click here to learn more about Dr. O’Grady.