“Both” is a poetry reading and performance enacted in the Eero Saarinen designed Oreon E. Scott Memorial Chapel on the Drake University campus. The performance extends a series of Haikus written daily from March to April 2021 by poet Michaela Mullin and sent to artist Kathranne Knight. In the performance, the Haikus are read aloud one after the other as Knight, a listening recipient, attempts to write them out using Mephisto copying pencils and a vintage receipt-making machine. The transcribed notes are returned to the poet, who reads them aloud and begins the process again. In effect, this turns the discrete poems into one epical reading, which degrades each time it is read, received, and returned. The performance structure stems from a desire to connect and relay something of ourselves. It aims to make space for the repetition of a story or the act of giving one’s story, and to reveal the equal importance of the quality and structure of our listening, which is a genuine receiving. With each telling and receiving something is dropped or mis-remembered or replaced by something else.