HER / ME
I am an image-maker. My images flicker on screens inside your mind. You create them in response to my songs, soundscapes, words.
I want you to make images inside yourself that are private, luminous, and inexplicable.
Because I love most things I can't explain.
I understand them, yes, but if I fully explain them, I kill their soft, sensuous mystery.
This mystery is to me clarity. It liberates the maze of my mind by confounding it.
I am a poet, sound artist, and performer who 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 work is always text-oriented. Beautiful language is important to me. It inspires me. 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".
Now: I still act in other people's work. I make what I can best describe as image-making sound art. ?? Listen, you'll see. I concentrate on my writing.
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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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.