The first of these collaborations took place in April 2008, when I produced a DVD of an event at Paperbacks Plus entitled "Fusion." This event featured local poetry luminaries M.H. Clay and Chris Zimmerly with live instrumentation provided by fusion jazz group Swirve. Involving the recording of sound and video, as well as post-production work, this was one of my first ever attempts at creating an entire multimedia project from the ground up. Fusion was followed shortly thereafter by a second, similar event in May of the same year known as "ROAR!!!" Featuring Desmene Statum, Opalina Salas, and Jolee Davis, this collaboration also resulted in a DVD (see the PAO Productions Video Page for clips from these first two projects). Associations with WordSpace, Mad Swirl, Knife Six Productions, and open mics at Bill's Records, Poets on X+, and the Mochalux Coffee House have since followed.
This area of the site chronicles my involvement with these various other entities in support of the literary and spoken word scenes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Unless otherwise noted, all material presented here in the way of video, sound, and photography was done by me. In one or two cases help was enlisted from others to assist with photographic duties so I could focus on recording. All post-production work is by PAO Productions. All original material performed is owned by the respective performers.