Kelsey Wilder Reads from ‘Amp the Airy Void’ Book – Sound Clips

Do you like Dr. Seuss? Ever hear the humorous poetry of Shel Silverstein? Reaching 100 years into the past, the wandering bard Vachel Lindsay? Hints of Langston Hughes. We also hear undercurrents that suggest Bob Dylan. Attitude-wise, there’s James Dean. A dab of Al Pacino. Mix all this together and you get a taste of the author and performer Kelsey Wilder.

Here Kelsey Wilder reads from Amp the Airy Void. Click the gray arrow icons below to hear each clip. This is just a small sample of the content in this book.

Mr. Wilder is also a classically trained musician and voice actor. He has performed before diverse audiences coast to coast. To arrange a reading or book signing, contact CSM Press here.

Note: Below are short samples only. These are all clips taken from Wilder’s longer, entire songs or poems. Contact us here to get the full songs or poems.


      An Oddball Haul of Poetry - Kelsey Wilder


      Her Black Crushed Velvet Hat - Kelsey Wilder


      In the Very Teeth of Wacky Wilsons Lustful Longings - Part One - Kelsey Wilder


      The San Francisco Beat - Kelsey Wilder


      Tony Figueroa - A Talking Tin Can - Part Two - Kelsey Wilder


      Frenetic Second Grader - Kelsey Wilder


      Clamorous Brooklyn - Kelsey Wilder


      Heroic Joe (clip) - Sepulveda + Wilder


Sample Content from ‘Amp the Airy Void’ Book

      George Grosz - Kelsey Wilder

George Grosz zeroed in.
Into human folly, grasping zeitgeist by its throat.
Poignantly he took apart convention and conformity.
Nailing its reality, a civilization in decline.

Pointing out pointlessness,
the horrors and the murderous evils of an ugly age.
Grosz a peerless visionary, peeling back its veils exposed
the underpinnings of corruption.

Effortlessly shedding light
on that milieus grim chokehold,
Grosz, unequaled social critic presciently foretold.

In my heart of hearts, I am outraged much like him;
marred each day by social failures
without and within.


Above illustration by George Grosz, originally done in 1932
for Bertolt Brecht’s children’s book, The Three Soldiers


-Poetic text and audio above- copyright 2016 by Kelsey Wilder