luminous work

Image-maker. In poetry, sound art, theater, collage.

i make things from words.  things that intend towards light.  here is that round box from the attic.  inside, letters, photographs, unlabeled cassette tapes.  some embossed invitations to my imaginative parties, which are select and increasingly irregular.  like you, i grow old.  i keep my hands busy and my mind occupied.  if it would be better to hold something in your hands other than a machine send me a message and i will send you something real.

HER / ME

I am an image-maker.  My images flicker on screens inside your mind.  You create them yourself, as you sense songs, soundscapes, words.

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I am a poet, sound artist, and performer, who also dabbles with scissors and glue. 

I made theater on the downtown NY performance scene for fifteen years, and for five years before that in Atlanta, Ga.

My performance work included: A tea-party for voice and debris serving up a really long Wallace Stevens poem, surrealist cabaret from New England sea shanties and poems, a powerpoint presentation about particle physics, Rothko, and the abyss...and so forth.  I also work as an actor now and again in other people's theater. 

My theater tradition is physical and vocal.  I studied for many years in the Roy Hart voice tradition, which imagines the voice as "the muscle of the soul".  I am particularly interested in fully embodying my female voice: a voice that escapes societies' gender norms.

Now: I still act in other people's work.  I record in a small studio I call cosmic dream radio. Dream messages from my imagination into yours via your ears.  Listen, you'll see. 

I concentrate on my writing.

My work is always text-oriented.  I begin or end with words.

Keep up with new art on my Lately page.

Follow my poetry podcast Cosmic Dream Radio for poetry read like you've never heard it read before.  I make episodes from on my own words and the work of famous poets.  Feel free to email any episode suggestions to me...

Thank you for being here.

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Follow me day-to-day on Instagram @laylage:

 

TO DO:

Finishing my first record album.  About to start a poetic adventure book about Eurydice.  Finish those two darn poems on climate change angst and mail them out.  Please.  Before we all are buried in the flood.

 
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