Our Last Weekend in Savannah by Anna Weaver and Stephen "Doc" Hutchings
PN's Jacqueline Boucher on today's bonus spoken-word poem: With "Our Last Weekend in Savannah," Weaver and Hutchings have achieved a kind of symbiosis. Neither Weaver's quiet, meditative poetry, nor Hutchings' understated musical backing overwhelm the other. Instead, they walk together as the speaker and the subject do: treading lightly, thoughtfully, with care and attention paid every step of the way.
Poet Anna Weaver and musician Stephen "Doc'" Hutchings live and work in Raleigh, North Carolina. As half of the acoustic duo FreeRadikal, Doc has recorded two albums, with a third in the works. Anna's poetry has appeared in in Connotation Press, One, Rat’s Ass Review, O-Dark-Thirty, and elsewhere. Their creative partnership took root at a local open mic.