Silent Storytellers: Mime Performance vs. Signed Literature

By S. Leigh Ann Cowan Contrary to some assumptions, mime and sign language are not the same. Perhaps what people are noticing is one major similarity between mime performances and signed languages such as American Sign Language (ASL): Both are visual methods of communicating ideas. That’s about all they have in common. The key difference?Continue reading “Silent Storytellers: Mime Performance vs. Signed Literature”

Poem: “Lip-Reading” by Leigh Ann

It’s like putting together a jigsaw puzzle  With no reference picture and, sometimes,  With no edge pieces.  I stare hard at moving lips, always a phoneme  (or two, or three, or four) behind the conversation,  While my brain plays the matching game  With puzzle pieces that constantly change  Colors and shapes and get lost among Continue reading “Poem: “Lip-Reading” by Leigh Ann”