When: Sat., April 24, 7 p.m. 2010
In celebration of the release of her forthcoming album Leave Your Sleep, available April 13, The Poetry Center presents a special performance. Her first studio album since 2003's The House Carpenter's Daughter, this release is the culmination of six years of research and collaboration and is, in Merchant's words "The most elaborate project I have ever completed or even imagined." Leave Your Sleep is a collection of songs adapted from poems, including pieces by both well-known and obscure writers. Among the authors included are Ogden Nash, E.E. Cummings, Robert Louis Stevenson, Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Robert Graves.