On Wednesday I go to Mexico, for the poetry encounter!
This is the website;
I will be sharing a number of video poems, among them:
1. “Hypnosis at the Bird Factory”
2. In Your Face
3. LFMK (Looking for my Killer), a video poam that corresponds with a collection of prose poams of the same title :
expected to be published in some form, likely in 2018, by Jamii
4. The Glory Prelude
How I would like for these events to unfold, a basic plan, not a script:
The main poem I will be sharing is my extension of poem written by another poet, friend of mine for a number of years, about 40, Bob Holman,
“If You See Something, Say Something,”
a little poem that packs a wallop.
My extension of this poem as published in “The Fiddlehead” (under the pseudonym Thomas Robert Higginson):
–in response to: “If you See something, Say something”
–Thomas Robert Higginson
“If you See something, Say Something
Wax grapes, apples
On my mother’s dining room table
I see this also
my father washing dishes
down the drain
plates clean, heavenly,
full of banana water spots
we eat the shadows.
two of which
are my father’s
yet I float on clouds
into such a clean, pure kingdom
that nothing else matters
just a banana which I eat the moment I arrive.
copyright © 2016 by Thylias Moss. Published by arrangement with the author. All rights reserved.
I will post plenty of photos and updates as soon as I arrive in Mexico City!
Forecast is for rain the entire time the I am there, and impact from Hurricane Dora:
Going to be wet and maybe wild while I am gone!
and about a week after I return will be performing at the Bowery Poetry Center in Manhattan!
Title of BPC Event:
LFMK (Looking for my Killer)
Looking for My Killer (in the math of emotion)
I will be sharing
—decadent, malicious little vignettes as delectable as string cheese, refreshingly irreverent as you digest it, perhaps also blissfully irrelevant
—pure indulgent naughtiness
—splendid, if only for the wickedness
—ghastly! bereft of redeeming values; mocks our most esteemed institutions, even life itself
—written by the light of hellfire; dazzling touches base with the base
LFMK is a collection of prose poams that may see publication in 2018 at the earliest from Jamii; what a fine bit of service to the community.
Here is a photo of me:
(the one and only)
most delicious beads I have ever sucked.
Somewhat reminiscent of an episode of “Designing Women”:
THE WOMEN OF ATLANTA -May 1, 1989
Written by: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
Directed by: Harry Thomason
The ladies agree to be involved in a pictorial essay on the women of Atlanta, but are soon suspicious when the photographer requests poses that are purely sexual, including putting a strand of pearls in Julia’s mouth and asking her to “ever-so-slightly suck on them” — a big mistake.