Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hello everyone!

While you have been resting from the excitement that is my blog I have been working behind the scenes to bring you another couple of Folk Art Poems!

I just LOVE working on these pieces and, you know, I play all the instruments! I use the word 'play' loosely - more play than play!

Here is where you can find 'Time and Gravity' and 'Your Mind is Being Read While Your Pockets Are Picked'. Enjoy and stay tuned…….

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hey Folks!

There's a new Folk Art Poem on my Soundcloud page - please check it out!

The poem, 'Flophouse for Cool People', was started in 2008 after a stay at the Hotel Congress, Tucson, and completed in 2013. During my stay in 2008 I attended a poetry conference at the University of Arizona. Four years later I returned to the hotel's retro corridors during another delightful visit to Tucson and yet another conference at U of A's Poetry Library. The conference coincided with a Gemini eclipse of the sun - very spooky! Memories, memories!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hello friends!

And Happy World Pride!

I'm loving my new 'music' project! 
I've posted some new Folk Art Poems on my Facebook page. You can also find them on my Soundcloud page. So please whizz over and take a listen! This one's the latest:

You Exploded the Walls of my Heart

Monday, June 16, 2014

Hello Lovelies!

I've embarked on a new project - Folk Art Poetry. This is a series of poems that I am making music for and recording for your listening pleasure. Now, I'm not a musician, but I enjoy experimenting with the sounds that an instrument makes and fitting them in with the tone of a certain poem. When I call them 'Folk Art' poems I am referencing the visual art world and the genre of creating not fine, but utilitarian or outsider art. With this project, instead of creating physical objects, I am making sonic folk art - using instruments for their sounds in a naive way to create a different (for me) vehicle to present a poem. 

I'm constantly in awe of anyone who as mastery over an instrument, and I love when people play for me. Professional musicians might roll their eyes when they hear my attempts at music - but I'm having fun! My collection of Folk Art Poems can be found on my Soundcloud page - please check them out!