Category Archives: poametry

Pushcart Prize!

PUSHCART PRIZE NOTIFICATIOBN - "BLUE COMING.jpg

 

Received notification just minutes ago, abouut my Poem, “Blue Coming” written after a poem by my Thing seen with me  in my featured photo: 

read the essay  Fuckin Muse, Journety into Collaboration here.

 

My Thing,  also a poet, wrote 

What you Can’t understand is  is that Poetry is Connected to the Body again

The essay in which my poem , “Blue Coming” emerges as response, continuation of his essay, extends his essay and takes the poem and meanings to places it skirted, but my poem enters these locations, and the result? A prize-winning poem!

 

This is the best news that has happened in a very long time.  A moment a poet lives for, a moment a poet writes for, Sustaining!

 

Read the Abstratc mag initial interview all suroundng ths poem 

(“Fuckin’ Muse: Journey into Collaboration”)

 

and read Blue Coming here.

 

 

 

 

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BPC reading

I now have my round-trip tickets for  my flight to LaGuardia for my performance at the Bowery Poetry Club, 9 July 2017, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, a week after my reading in Mexico City

 

Title of BPC Event:

LFMK (Looking for my Killer)

Description:

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. 

 

https://soundcloud.com/forker-gryle/olivia-pig-falling-zone-take-three-1

MY OLIVIA PIG

My very own Olivia Pig, sitting by my printer and an extermal hard drive.

I am eager for this but l am also terrified, and there are many reasons for my fear; I cannot express them.  Whatever happens happens.

 

I have purchased my ticket.  So it is definite now.

I will do my best, and Olivia Pig will help me.

Fb event page for BPC reading: LFMK (Looking for My Killer)

At my BPC (Bowery Poetry Club) reading / performance on 9 July  at 3:30 pm, my LFMK event (Looking for My Killer in the math of emotion) in which I will share;

–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; touches base with the base

You can hear one of the prose poems I plan to share, “Olivia Pig Falling Zone” from my LFMK collection of prose poems that could be published in 2018 at the earliest, by Jamii, right here (of course the version to be performed aloud at the BPC will differ from this version, a sneak peek as it were):

location of “Olivia Pig Falling Zone

(https://soundcloud.com/forker-gryle/olivia-pig-falling-zone-take-three-1)

From the author of “New Kiss Horizon” [a dense parcel of Genius] and twelve other books)

$10.00 in advance / $15.00 at the door.

Tickets at: <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/3014365

<https://www.facebook.com/events/1020049661463350/

 

An episode of Olivia Pig from Youtube:

and:

 

My LFMK  (Looking for my Killer) video Music composed and performed by Ansted Moss, all vocals written and performed by Thylias Moss who also made the film, captured all footage and is responsible for the text choreography):

 

 

 

Thylias Moss -BPC

 

Well, here I am, apparently ready for anything!

Relocation

The time has come.  Goodbye Ypsilanti, hello again Ann Arbor.

Tomorrow is the official day!  Dream Baby is coming back to town! 

Moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan from Massachusetts, became very ill, rupture of a cranial aneurysm , 2011, survived, against all expectations, and my life was forver changed for the better, improved I mean,  divorced after 40 years of marrage, a change I really needed, having married as a teenager who knew nothing, not really; I thought I knew a few thngs, but I really didn’t.  

Mostly, although I was married for such a long time, wedding in 1973, turns out that I knew nothing about love,  not really.   But a friend of mine (Thomas Robert Higgginson)  did, and we got together for the best weekend of my life, became the basis of a romance novel, I was finally able to write, my favorite book of all my thirteen books: 

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New Kiss Horizon

details on acquisition of this book:

Link to “New Kiss Horizon” on Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/683373

Link to “New Kiss Horizon” paperback on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/New-Kiss-Horizon-Thylias-Moss/dp/1540584496

Link to “New Kiss Horizon” Kindle book on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/New-Kiss-Horizon-Thylias-Moss-ebook/dp/B01N1K0PLC

Link to Thylias Moss Amazon writer page:

https://www.amazon.com/Thylias-Moss/e/B001JSBOQQ

Vashtis Blog (narrator of NKH, maintaining a blog so that readers may keep in touch with developments in the character’s life beyond the book:

Vashti’s blog URL:

https://vashtisblog.wordpress.com/

Presently working on a book about my father; a book I have needed to write for many years. He and my son (I was finally able to have) are the people most like me in the world.  My father was the most soft-hearted man –and I am soft-hearted too. My     son may be soft-hearted also, but life itself and the world not fully hospitable to such nature has tried to crush this, has tried to hammer it out of us, but my heart, agaist all reason, defiant in its softness had not curled up and died, the ventricles useless, chambers unvisited and exploited.

This too is legacy.  

A softer legacy to be sure.  I wish he had lived to know any of this for himself. 

My father - main portrait

This Heart will survive. 

Of course I like memories, but I prefer things of substance, the physics of what  can held in my hands, hot or cold, even if it burns, I want the marks of  living well, of knowing these feelings; there is a cost of knowledge, and for those who maintain the story of origins involving Adam and Eve,  the cost of knowledge was the loss of paradise, but I suggest  that the knowledge gained perhaps was worth that loss; for they gained a physicality that is very much enjoyed around the world, among all species the propagate –he way it’s  done: interaction and connection of bodies:

the actual paradise of pleasure.

American Poetry Review cover!

I made the cover of American Poetry Review for January/Februray 2017!

american-poetry-review-cover

Happy New Year all!

Here is the video poam I made of the same title: “Hypnosis at the Bird Factory”:

Hypnosis at the Bird Factory” is one of the New poems in my tenth book, “Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities’ Red Dress Code

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 and here is a link to my “Wannabe” YouTube playlist, featuring the video poams I made related to this book, including the video poam  that is the source of the title of “Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities’ Red Dress Code“:

Video poems related to my new book!

Here is the URL for video poems/poams related to my just published book, Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities’ Red Dress Code” (by Thylias Moss).  You will note that the book title derives from the video poem, this video is the source of so much.

 

LFMK prose poems –by Thylias Moss

So happy to report:

LFMK (looking for my killer) [where controversy breeds] copy

American Journal of Poetry featuring my prose poems:

Introduction to LFMK, “absolute alleys of hardcore opportunity,”,   “yes Melvie, my killer comes to Inaccessible Island with apologies & cigarettes”, and “iron maiden possibilities; also silo in the time of scurvy” has now gone live here 

(at this URL:)

http://theamericanjournalofpoetry.com/p-moss.html

Thanks to Robert Nazarene for inviting me to submit these pieces from my LFMK collection of prose poems: Looking For My Killer to:

The American Journal of Poetry 

a link to the you Tube video with the same title: LFMK (Looking for my Killer) [where controversy breeds] :

all vocals written and performed by Thylias Moss, and all music for  Looking For My Killer composed and performed by Ansted Moss 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqQWGsWftBg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqQWGsWftBg

Please enjoy!  Thank you.

PDF received! –of “Wannabe”

Happy to report that there is progress toward my 11th book! — “Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities’ Red Dress Code”!   –to be published in September 2016… Not yet on the Persea site, but it will bewannabe_front

 

I have received a PDF of the book, my eleventh,  from Persea! and a fine photographer I know very well has taken some high resolution  photos of me, one of which will be the author photo for this new book!

 

I will attach a low-resolution photo since that is all I have at this time, but I am  of course, wearing a “Red Dress”, the same dress I wear in the high resolution versions (it’s been so warm in Michigan this winter, that it was easy to go outside for the high-res photo shoot):

 

RED DRESS CODE-04

 

Of course, I cannot share the PDF, but seeing it is so wonderful, as this means that the book is progressing –can’t wait until I can actually hold a copy in my hands, crack its spine, smell it, use all of  my senses in exploring the book –perhaps I will even lick it –can’t say for sure.  Taste it, listen as I fan the pages, capture a few selfies of my indulgence…. I will immerse myself in “Wannabe” –I will be thinking about just what it is that I wannabe… Perhaps I’ll reveal some of what I wannabe at readings to promote this book…  

 

I haven’t had a new book since “Tokyo Butter” in 2006, also from Persea Books, with a 40X USB microscope scan of a flower form my cousin’s funeral on the cover.  Her death was so shocking to me, so devastating — she was more like a sister to me than anyone…and so I began a search for her, some forms of her still had to be in the world, I reasoned in my grief, and the poems in the book are an outcome of my search for my cousin, called “Dierdre” in the book, but that of course, is not her actual name…  a collection of Limited Fork Theory poems.

 

Tokyo Butter cover

 

 

I will continue to enjoy the PDF of “Wannabe Hoochie Mama Galley’s of Realities Red Dress Code” (I have a you tube video poam of the same name, and I will post thet video here:

 

 

 

 

–I don’t feel quite as dramatic a connection with the PDF as I will with the actual book, but I am so enjoying it!  My new book does not yet appear on Persea’s website, but I’m sure it will, as we get closer to publication time.  The link I’ve made to Tokyo Butter  is to its Amazon location.

 

 

 

Coming next month, however, is a visit to the Pulitzer Fine Arts Gallery in St. Louis, MO where I have a video poam (“poam” is a “limited fork theory” term : Product of Act[s] of Making” in the Ellipsis show (15 April – 2 July 2016): “The Glory Prelude to a Widow Shrine System”will also be one of the new poems in “Wannabe” –and it was also published in “The Offing” (link takes you to my print poem: “The Glory Prelude“)

 

and here are some video stills from the video poam: The Glory Prelude to a Widow Shrine System“.. I will be at the Pulitzer for the opening of the show by the way… Perhaps I’ll see you there.

 

Ellipsis brocheye announcing Ellipsis Show, featuring work by Thylias MossTHE GLORY PRELUDE (to a widow shrine system)enlarged-Hi_RES_03

Tressy Doll and Baby Flo

Piano Hair, video stilll from "The Glory Prelude"

“Toy Piano” on which “Piano Hair, the music of the Glory Prelude soundtrack, was both composed and performed by Ansted Moss (this link takes you to some of the short videos he’s made and posted on Vimeo).  I provide all vocals of the sound track which includes some performing of a version of the print poam

THE GLORY PRELUDE (to a widow shrine system)enlarged-Hi_RES_05-2THE GLORY PRELUDE (to a widow shrine system)enlarged-Hi_RES_17-1THE GLORY PRELUDE (to a widow shrine system)enlarged-Hi_RES_06-1THE GLORY PRELUDE (to a widow shrine system)enlarged-Hi_RES_07-2

That’s about it for this update right now!