Nile Night is a lovely new book of poems that also includes a cd of readings by Ione and music by Pauline Oliveros. 'Nile Night: Remembered Texts from the Deep' will move your mind with sounds, sensations and feelings; arousing your dreams and taking you far into that fabled land of Egypt. How fortunate for me that I shared one of these journeys with Ione and can find my own memories amplified as I dive into the depths of these writings. What an enrichment to have these poetic texts and to keep them close for reference. Ione will take you along with her and also give you space for yourself as you connect with these beautifully nuanced words." - Pauline Oliveros
About the Author
IONE is an author, playwright and director, & spoken word performer, whose seminal work, Pride of Family; Four Generations of American Women of Color, (a New York Times Notable Book) was published in a classic edition by Doubleday/Broadway Books. (October 2004). Recorded Books published the audio book of Pride of Family in 2006. Other publications include Listening in Dreams and This is a Dream, (Deep Listening Publications, 2005). She is the Playwright and Director of the play Njinga the Queen King, and the Dance Opera Io and Her and the Trouble With Him, both with music and sound design by Pauline Oliveros. Both works are soon to be released on DVD by Deep Listening Publications. As a Spoken Word and Sound Artist she has collaborated with artists in numerous locations throughout the world. She sent her text and voice to the surface of the moon in 1998 as a part of composer Pauline Oliveros' Echoes from the Moon. She is a practicing psyhoherapist who directs international programs for women through the Ministry of Maat, Inc. Ione is also the Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.