My Seven-Season Friendship with a Russian Spy

by | Mixed Media


Poem and Reading by Lynn McGee.

Soundtrack by Bill Parod.

Painting (We Aren’t Friends. We Aren’t Anything. Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 2017) by Teresa Parod.


About Bill Parod:
After many years developing cultural heritage projects at Northwestern University, from Ancient Greek Epic Poetry to Buddhist Cave Shrine Paintings, Bill has recently returned to his first loves: violin, improvisation and composition. Recent collaborations include improvisations on amplified violin, 8-channel spacial sound compositions for Burning Man, probabilistic sound installations of Sumatran jungle ambience, and augmented reality apps/public art overlays. Bill lives in Evanston, Illinois. This work with Lynn McGee is an exciting new collaborative effort in narrative arts.

About The Author


Lynn McGee

Lynn McGee is the author of the poetry collections Tracks (Broadstone Books, 2019), Sober Cooking (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2016), and two award-winning poetry chapbooks: Heirloom Bulldog (Bright Hill Press, 2015), and Bonanza (Slapering Hol Press, 1997). “My Seven-Season Friendship with a Russian Spy” is from her manuscript about television shows and movies, The TV in the Other Room. She lives and bike rides as much as possible in the Bronx, New York.