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darkriver American Sign Language and Music (32) RE: American Sign Language and Music 20 Dec 04

sorry, back again. I forgot something in my last post.

In the past 15-20 years, there's been a movement to consciously create "poetry" in sign language, based on strict ASL principles rather than on English principles. Clayton Valli, John Smith, and Ella Mae Lentz (among others) have created works that take off from and play against the fundamental rules of ASL. As far as I know (and at this point my knowledge is sketchy), no one has tried to set these poems to music....

The member of Sweet Honey in the Rock whose name I couldn't remember earlier is Shirley Childress Saxton.


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