Response to Alexi Swank
I'm not sure how this was recorded or whether or not this was intentional, but it sounds like we're sitting with Alexi inside a large echoing room, and it's a pretty cool effect. She also does a good job with french language inserts of her selection. She does very well close reading "The Awakening."
Response to Theresa Conley
Wow, what a powerful, honest poem. Good emotional read and line by line analysis. The recording program, obviously, is of lesser quality, but it's not a distraction. Multiple interpretations offered for a delicate topic. I agree with the idea that Doolittle might have been ahead of her time.