Posts Tagged ‘tom hendricks’

What’s a Quatro/Readymade/Vision – poem?

August 27, 2014




What is a QUATRO. It’s a new type of very very short poetry that usually compares two things, in a haiku – way, packing a lot of meaning in a very small amount of words. There is usually a very real comparison, and behind it a 2nd deeper meaning


WHAT IS A VISION POEM? (intro from Musea issue on Vision Poetry)
WARNING: This is not ‘Poetry 101′. This is advanced. Vision Poetry does not rhyme (most of the time), and it’s not what you are used to. If for any reason, after reading two or three of these short poems, you don’t ‘GET IT'; please, fold up the zine page , replace it on the stack where you found it, and slowly back away from your computer.

Now that we’ve gotten rid of the neophytes, let’s continue. Vision poems are part koan, part hallucination, part vision, slightly enlightening, and peppered with occasional eureka moments. They are word pictures, dreams, fantasies, jokes, lightning strikes, and kafkaesque situations. Read them with a sense of adventure. Then see if the startling images – somewhat like what a painter might see in his mind before beginning his new work – suggests anything deeper or more profound. Enjoy and let me hear what you think.


WHAT’S A READY MADE. It’s a poem found in the prose of other writers. It’s a passage so good, that it deserves to be highlighted and given it’s own space.


Amy Poehler on Modern Art

August 26, 2014

This youtube video has out takes from a jeans commercial. But more interesting to me is the ideas behind the comedy.  Amy is having fun with what modern art has become. That got me laughing because there is a lot of truth in that – and a lot of silliness in modern art.

See the video here:

Then look at our post on the revolution in the arts with some suggested changes to get some vitality and rebellion back in art.

Modern art is in many ways the salon art of our times. It has not fared well in the last few decades and is ready for the art revolution in the wings loosely called Postmod or No-isms, that is back to basics.

Man (sculpture drawing)

August 25, 2014

Photo 6

What’s a …. READY MADE (in poetry)

August 23, 2014

It’s a poem found in the prose of other writers. It’s a passage so good, that it deserves to be highlighted and given it’s own space.

on the sharp part
of a knife
– Hung Tzu-ch’eng

you can
play in the yard
but don’t
climb over the fence
– source unknown

sub atomic jitter bug
– Timothy Ferris, “The Whole Shebang”

Heads Up Penny!
– from the Zine title

you smile
I smile
– from the Justin Bieber Song

She may awaken
at any moment
– Beverly Gray’s Assignment” Clair Blank

It became for him a playground and cathedral
-“Shreda Vastar” , Saki

Bright are the stars that shine
Dark is the sky
– “And I Love Her” , Lennon, McCartney

Sounds like dancing milk
– Myspace listing for Downbeaties

History takes forever
– SNL skit dialogue

Sara Niemietz is Looking For A Song (and I’ve got 2 that are Perfect)

August 23, 2014

There is a fine singer named Sara Niemietz whose career I’ve been following on Facebook and Youtube.

Recently she posted: Thanks for the song recommendations! I’m reading them all and picking some songs to sing! If you haven’t already, please suggest a song below for my collection of songs celebrating 100,000 subscribers!  (her youtube channel)

Here are two originals that I think would fit her just fine:

1`. Darlin’

2. Don’t Give Up On Love



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