I am no longer afraid to Nye
shooting pics for my book
collaborations w clint
I’ve started to have a different view on my poetry, and the lives of my poems in particular. After a salvia trip, it occurred to me that my poems are breathing. Many writers feel that after you write a poem, it dies- it ends- it’s over. An for a very long time, I believed the same thing. However, it now occurs to me that they are still very much alive, changing as a sentient beings does- while still maintaing their specific essence. This explains how every time I read my poetry out loud, at readings or to myself, they words change a bit, the pacing changes, even certain implications and messages. This used to bother me, but now I am totally comfortable with this. I look forward to getting to know my poetry much better, as I would a person.
So this is the plan:
I am coming out with my first poetry book titled Observations and Bitchings in what looks to be the early months of 2014. There will be just enough copies made for sale, and perhaps even a free e book- although that part is unsure as of now.
Here is the twist. As of recently, I have teamed up w my good friend and an incredible photographer, Ivan Gonzalez ( http://nythium.tumblr.com/ ), to work on this book. This book will be a two medium book- for every poem, there will be an indirect photography interpretation. Each photo will (indirectly) follow the motions and lead of the poems, while also shining new light and perspective on them.
Also, Clint Dierker may be writing a foreword for this book.
While all of this is at some level subject to change, this is what is taking shape at the moment. Most of these poems were written during very different times, some not relating to each other at all, some needing each other to lean on, and some are made up of entirely the same substances, but they are all related to this experience. Many of these poems and photographs will deal within and without topics including: psychedelic experience, growth, disorientation, apathy, spiritual flux, and utter confusion. However, we hope to bring these shades to the observer in ways that both ring true to the common human experience but also engage them in novel ways.
This is the most exciting project I’ve ever worked on in my life, and it is looking to be both the most emotional and the most changing. I hope to have some support behind me as we go about this.
Thank you, friends
check back on this blog for updates on the book
here is a new album made of ancient substance.
it holds much value in each and every mistake.
i hope you think of your friends.
always think of your friends.
i both played on this album w friends and produced it.