Hear the round table discussion and readings with nationally known poets Dick Bakken, Ken Boe, and Michael Gregory, on KCTR News, concluding April as Poetry Month. You can Download it to iTunes, and now you may watch it on You Tube by clicking here.
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I’m also experimenting with a new interactive model for me to raise some funds for very basic needs so that I may continue working on my poetry and art over the summer.
It’s going well so far. I try to incorporate just the right amount of anomaly and ambiguity in my work to trigger a touch of synchronicity in the audience. Does non-corporate crowdfunding stretch outside of some people’s comfort zone to connect with my fundraising? It’s as though we the consumer are programed to only trust that being sold with a corporate gloss. Is this incorporeal gloss like a glass ceiling filtering our consciousness and sense of adventure? I’ve met enough people with courage and imagination to support 7 poems so far, and to get my utilities paid. Now next month is coming, and don’t forget, these poems are works of art, not just a tourist sideshow. They take awhile for me to create through my own almost alchemical writing processes. But you will get your credit and a copy. An eventual book of them may even be published, and I’ll let you know when they get published in online or print journals.
Send me two opposing ideas from “off the top of your head”, or one idea from each spouse, which I will synthesize into a poem from my own body of techniques. These can be any kind of idea, like a word, a dream image, a cliche, a quote, or a piece of trash you find out in the woods, plus 20 bucks cash/check minimum to
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and I’ll write our original Ken Boe poem. (Other possible ideas, for instance, could be a quotation from a book, or something heard eves dropping. A joke, a mistranslated idiom, or an old theory you’ve been sawing on. I will write a poem mining whatever you send me. I do live in a mining town, after all. The more opposite these two ideas, the more fun it will be, but it doesn’t matter.) 20 bucks is the minimal donation, for though I already have lots of ideas, this contract allows something I can do with just you as a motivating structure. You can send cash, but donations over 100 bucks should be check or money order.
Black and White photos by Lynda Coole. Heisenberg Canopy, oil, graffiti marker, and gesso-grosso whip painting, on canvas, by Ken Boe. Photo by Isaac Webb, at 2017 Miami Loco Arts Festival, of which I am a founding member.