This is a prize-winning collection of poems with a special taste. That I think you'll like. I say it has "a special taste" because I hate poems with meaning, with causes, with ideas. I am one of those poets who believe poetry should communicate as directly as an unexpected kiss. If someone were to ask me to describe my poetry, especially this collection, I would say it is very close to the stories you might hear from a friendly but somewhat peculiar neighbor. A neighbor who always seems to be talking about two things at once but you’re not quite sure what. That not quite sure what the poem is, of course: The world beneath the world. Which is where I want to bring you. Welcome.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am a prizewinning poet, novelist, and video artist who works in many mediums: print, audio (CD), video (DVD ; internet). Among the poetry prizes and honors I have received for my written poetry are: The 1997 State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, Finalist 1994 and 1997 Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman National Prize Contest. Among the prizes I have received for my Video Poetry (Dreamstories) are the 2005 John Ringling Individual Artist Fellowship and 2006 State of Florida Individual Artist fellowship. I recently received the 2010 Ringling Towers Literary Award for my novel ALICE HICKEY. The Ringling School of Art has also honored me in 2009 (along with 11 other Sarasota artists) with an Ageless Creativity Award, for my life long creativity in poetry. I am the author of seven collections of written poetry and seven CD collections of oral poetry. I have created over 100 DREAMSTORY videos, performance-poetry videos, art videos and video documentaries about poetry. Finally, I was educated at Columbia College and am the founder of SOULSPEAK (www.soulspeak.org)