Verb: An Audioquarterly

In 2005, Daren relaunched an old audio project. Verb: An Audioquarterlywas a literary magazine in audio format. Verb published some fantastic writers, including Robert Olen Butler, Ha Jin, Tom Lux, Peter Case, Stuart Dybek, and Tom Franklin. It predated the wash of podcasts, but the content is perfect for that format. Daren was discussing the project with Stuart Dybek and Tom Lux at a party one evening and Stuart mentioned that he’d written a song in response to Tom Lux’s poem My Malaria. He bemoaned the idea that there’d never been a forum for the piece, so IDarenasked him to record it for our first issue, and paired it with Tom reading his thirty-year-old poem.My Malaria, Tom Lux, recording ©2005My Malaria, Stuart Dybek, recording ©2005