Voices Journal Volume 2021: 1-2
Edited by Todd DeGarmo
Articles In This Volume
Pura Belpre', noted storyteller, librarian, and writer, is placed in the context of bilingual education and public folklore in New York State.
Milkweed Tussock Tubers is a regenerative agricultural project that is helping to maintain a range of traditions, from seed to field to fork. Farming which has the goal of sustainability helps to return a community to a critical level of local knowledge and skill that connects humans to the environmentl.
The training and technicques of Byzantine iconographer, Fr. Abouna Saba Shofany are described.
Beginning in the 1960's, water taxis were at work, ferrying people to locations within the harbors and ports of Long Island. Captains and crew share their occupational experiences in this column.
Irish flute player, Joanie Madden is named a 2021 National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The 2021 Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival is described, from planning to implementation.
An obituary of Benjamin Raino, master wood carver and raconteur
An obituary of Hungarian embroiderer and textile historian, Eniko Farkas.
Zeitlin presents the four "sisters" of public folklore: scholarship, fieldwork, activism, and artistry.
A segment of a novel, set on the Champlain Canal.
A story about Red McCarthy, a legendary boat captain on the Erie Canal.
Commentary on the power of music and the impact of radio in Adirondack homes through the lyrics for "Pack up Your Troubles."
James "The Rooster" Corcoran was a 19th century gang leader in New York City whose life and exploits became the gist for a song cycle. Author Vincent Cross describes the song-writing process.