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holy shit i wrote something. tell all your friends. [Nov. 19th, 2004|10:31 am]
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My heart is a collection of test tubes
where the chemicals of him go awry.
Where over-the-counter simply cannot
rectify the ailment of lost
Where my lips don't meet
the edge of the pin he twirls upon
And he goes onward into another quiet gloaming
as I scream the perfect hydrogen combinations
in the wake of his absence.

Consider this one to just be one really long, "ARRRRRRRRGGGHHH!!!!!" in the middle of your drive way.
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(no subject) [Oct. 19th, 2004|02:46 am]
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Started a poetry blog: http://reddirtpoet.blogspot.com
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another poetry reading gone... [Oct. 6th, 2004|11:41 am]
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The Bird Cage no longer has poetry readings on Tuesday nights.
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for those of you who know what's going on, this poem will make sense. [Oct. 3rd, 2004|08:33 pm]
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Penned tonight at The Varsity.

Morphine Smile

My mother has beautiful blood pressure
secured, as she is, to machines
that move life into her wires
and our grandmothers always tell us,
"This, too, shall pass."

This, too, shall pass
into the cracks of cerebration
when we're not looking hard
for alterations in the scheme of human life

And in the scheme of human life
We move into our wires
secured, as we are, to potential energy
turning sloth to passion
as her organs groan together

Her organs groan together
but she smiles morphine to our patient hands
And our grandmothers' timbres lift from silence
and this, too, shall pass again

If I could be the instruments
that push the smiles to her morphine lips
I would surely struggle inwardly
and hush the organs beneath her wires

I kiss her waxen forehead
and caress machines that bring her life
She blinks maternal and takes my fingers
secured, as we are, to one another
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FYI [Oct. 1st, 2004|08:19 am]
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For those who might be interested, the Hair Cafe reading is now weekly.
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input needed [Sep. 28th, 2004|10:25 am]
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I'm going to make a flyer to be handed out at the Perpetual Motion Gala. I want to include every poetry reading in the city. Here is what I have so far, let me know if I'm missing anything.

Current Readings
The Bird Cage - Tuesday, weekly
Galileo - Wednesday, weekly
Strange Brew - Friday, weekly
Guerrilla Poetry street readings - Saturday, weekly
The Hair Café - Thursday, bi-weekly
Shawnee - Thursday, monthly
Full Circle - Sunday, monthly
Society of Urban Poets @ Ralph Ellison, Saturdays, monthly

Possible Readings
(?) Soul Café -?, ?
(?) T.A.L.E.N.T. Club @ Rose State- Fridays, bi-weekly
(?) Verbal Essence
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possible new reading... [Sep. 28th, 2004|06:24 am]
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While speaking with Jonathan on Saturday, he mentioned the possibility of having a monthly reading at the IAO Gallery.
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B-days [Sep. 26th, 2004|01:16 pm]
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Today is Shunu and Nixon's birthday.
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Just in case you didn't know... [Sep. 26th, 2004|12:44 pm]
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[music |"Still a Man" by Rapheal Saadiq]

A new poetry reading!!!
Fridays / September 24th / 7 PM: STRANGE BREW (Walker, just one block north of I-240 / on the east side of the street): This is a new weekly open mic reading hosted by Matthew Keepers. It starts at 7, but doesn't end until the last poet leaves the building.

James Nave workshop
**NAVE is offering a one-evening workshop "In Your Own Style," Thursday, September 30th, from 6:30 - 9:30 at the IAO gallery (811 Broadway / OKC). The cost is $15 in advance (by September 23rd) and $20 at the door. "In Your Own Style" offers an opportunity to learn to become more comfortable and authentic on stage.

**Nave is one of the cofounders of POETRY ALIVE! and has been an active member of the Slam community since 1991. For the past ten years, he has co-taught with Julia Cameron (author of THE ARTIST'S WAY).

This information came directly from the "IAO Poetry et al update" email. If you currently don't receive this monthly update, contact Carol Koss (CPKoss@aol.com) and she will gladly add you to the list.


I would also like to welcome lunamask, kelsietrpt and reajade to our community.

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Just in case your interested... [Sep. 23rd, 2004|10:59 pm]
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Deep Deuce has shut down their poetry reading, so the will only be one reading on Wednesdays. The former host Harmony is trying to organize a poetry society and hopes to have a meeting set up soon. If your interested let me know and I'll contact Harmony for you.

Zena is organizing a poetry reading at Rose State College. You don't need to be a student to attend, but you do need to be a student to join the club that is organizing the reading. I belive the reading is going to be bi-weekly with a two dollar entry fee. The money will be donated to support art projects for the college. If you are interested let me know.

The Perpetual Motion dance troupe is having it annual gala on October 28th at 7:00PM at the Oklahoma Farmer Market. Five of our local poets will be preforming. Scheduled to appear are Jonathan Byrant, Shunu Tehu, Niya, Janice Francis-Smith and myself. Once again, if are interested contact me.

We are still looking into the possiblity of reading at the Redcup or the Redrooster. I'll post more on that when I have any new info.

Remember, JR and Skye will be leaving soon. So please catch up with them so you can say good-bye before they leave.
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