The Second Part I
Exerts from my upcoming chapbook, The Second
January I hear is a good time for art patronage. This will be the first of paid posts. If you’re hearing this, thank you for your money in advance, there’s more on the way. This month I will be focusing on my upcoming chapbook, The Second. I wrote this over the past 2 years following In Praise of Shadows. I’m excited to share it with you. I don’t really like reading poetry out loud in the spoken word way, I do like the performance aspect though, I’ve been practicing. I’ve got plenty of time on my head with the way I’m traveling these days. I won’t feed you the mood of the writing, rather I’ll let you experience it as I do to some degree. Something about reading aloud suspends the feeling of the poem in the space between hearing and speaking. I've experienced it as a listener, so this is my gift to you.
Some other details, I’ve pirated a playlist from ________. In doing some analytics, I pulled out all the musical references from the poems and made a song list. The whole thing runs 4 hours and some change. At the end of the month I’ll make it available along with the book. I make a lot of musical references in my writing and this is the first that I’ve put together. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier. I’ve been reading a lot of _______ so I’ve been doubly inspired by the sonics. Music is all around me. I want to say peace to _______ the blues man from ______, I wish I got to work with you more. Now that I’ve done this once, maybe I’ll go back through my older writings and hear what's there.
I’m working on the visuals attached to this project for my upcoming collaboration with ________. It's been a project over a year in the making. I'm really excited about this one. I get this way and it's even more powerful because I have a little something in the tank emotionally and psychically. Physically I’m rebuilding. I’ve pulled myself all over and been pulled all over the past 12 months. Right now I’m considering a move to _____. With that there is an opportunity to do some things in my body again that I really care about and have needed to do just to maintain my practice moving forward. I’ve broken ___________________________________________________________________________________. There are a lot of physical things I have planned moving forward so I need to do some maintenance. I’ve already kind of done it with my _______. I’ve also been ______. I joked with a friend that I don’t know if I could do what I’m doing now ______________, I don’t really have any strong feelings on ________.
This month’s guest is __________. I won’t say who they are just yet. Recording has been going well. It’s the least exciting part of all of this to some degree so also the hardest part to maintain. I think around this time is when I often abandon a project like this. Writing it out helps keep me in the space of the work. I really do love it. Speaking it aloud is a kind of _________. Something we can share for the longer ends, something for me to remember when I would otherwise forget. I really don’t like the sound of my voice, it's something I have to get over at some point. These are the first steps as it were. Thank you for coming along.
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