Speed Poetry: An Experiment

What is Speed Poetry? A daily, ten minute brain dump of words. I was calling it a throat clearer—that’s also a good description of it, because poetry is a very loose term for what these daily dumps are—but each page does fit certain parameters. Stream of consciousness poetry slams? Throwaway poems? Whatever. How does it work? Set timer for 10 minutes Go to watchout4snakes, and generate a word. This will be the theme. GO! No judgements, no editing. The goal is simply to write and fill the page as quickly as possible. Stop clock. Note time. Take photo of poem. …

yesiamprecious.com photos

Each day on my ride across America, I would upload a photograph which would become the background of the Yes, I am Precious site. I had a few requests to put those photos somewhere, so they’re over on flickr if you want one in high res. I cobbled this video together just for fun, and set it to Tombstone Blues, my favorite Bob Dylan song of all time. It’s weird to think that these photos are taken just one day apart – this country truly changes from day to day, sometimes very dramatically. This is a compilation of those photographs …

Kickstart my heart

Today, I launched my first ever Kickstarter project. Kind of exciting. Will it be successful? Will it actually help me write my book if it is successful? (I’m definitely compelled to write if I know people are waiting on stuff!) Will people just laugh at my craziness and how I think Precious is a real live boy? Time will tell. Ninety days of time, in fact. That’s how long I have to raise the funds. Check out the project description to see how I plan to use the money. I tried to keep all the rewards kind of small, hoping …