After “Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities’ Red Dress Code” is published at last, this week, available on Amazon right now! my 11th book!
Don”t forget to check out my Amazon Author Page!
Cover of “Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery Of Realities’ Red Dress Code
Video poem of the same name, source of the title of the book:
I will be officially without a poetry publisher, and will need one in the future.
In the meantime, please enjoy Thylias Moss reading three poems from “Wannabe” in the Poets and Writer’s podcast at this URL:
Melissa Faliveno has loaded my readings of poems from “Wannabe” here:
- Blue Coming
- The Glory Prelude
- Me and Bubble Went to Memphis
I hope you like them… I do and consider them very special for various reasons.
At the following URL, you may expereince “Blue Coming” as orginally published in “Colorado Reivew” in response to Bob Holman‘s “What You Can’t Understand Is Poetry Is Connected to the Body Again”:
“Me and Bubble Went to Memphis” may also be both heard and read here at the poetry Foundation:
origainally published in The Oregon Literary review Vol 2, no. 2 in 2007:
Thylias Moss, “Me and Bubble went to Memphis” from The Oregon Literary Review, Vol 2, No 2. Copyright © 2007 by Thylias Moss. Reprinted by permission of Thylias Moss.
You can experience aother “Higginson” poem from this new collection, in this YouTube video of me reading, “Higginson Matters in Magnificent Culture of Myopia“
and here on Vimeo:
If you want to know why there is such an emphasis on “Moss” I canexplain that. The reading interacted with external events affecting me on the day I read, and my poetry reveals the TRUTH, and so it did, so it does.
Here you may experience a print version of “The Glory Prelude” also in “Wannabe”
and here is a video poem of the same name:
Also a video version of another print poem in “Wannabe” “Hypnosis at the Bird Factory”:
Since “Wannabe” is a collection of New and Selected poetry, here are some video poems are in “Wannabe” in print versions:
Tornado Pi -video poem:
Print poem in “Wannabe” “Tornados“: from “Rainbow Remnants on Rock Bottom Ghetto Sky”
Winner of the National Poetry series Open Competition
And from the same book, “Rainbow Remnants in Rock Bottom Ghetto Sky“, two video pieces from “The United States of Poetry“an excellent film I am very proud to be part of:
9:08 excerpt from the poem “The Linoleum Rhumba” in Wannabe“:
also “Green Light and Gamma Ways”
in “The United States of Poetry” as “Green Light and Gamma Rays” but the actual poem form which this is an excerpt is “Green Light and Gamma Ways”, in “Wannabe” correctly:
This five-part video series was shown on PBS,
perhaps you saw “The United States of Poetry” there,
This print poem, “Interpretation of a Poem by Frost” (a poem with an interesting story that I will be happy to tell), is also in “Wannabe” and also appeared in “Rainbow Remnants in Rock Bottom Ghetto Sky”
may be experienced on the Poetry foundation website here:
This poem was also “Poem of the Day” on 15 March 2015,
and may be exeperienced here in that context:
“Ant Farm” one of my favriite poems from “Last Chance for the Tarzan Holler” (a nominee for The National Book Critics Circle Award, by the way) origiannly published in Keyon Review, vol. 20, no.1
may be read here:
I include this video of me reading poems, from a previous New and selected collection, “Small Congregations” from Daniel Halpern and Ecco Press,
“Small Congregations“, new and selected poetry by Thylias Moss, a collection, noted by Harold Bloom, mentioed in his book “The Western Canon“
you can find this book listed under great books at this URL:
no doubt not respresented in “Wannabe” because of previous litigation, but I am only speculating about that, but I am reading versions of my poems, some of which are in “Wannabe” te video is, from my time in San Diego, at the invite of Quincy Troupe and Margaret Porter Troupe, so here it is:
My first scheduled reading from “Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities’ Red Dress Code” is scheduled for 30 November, 2016 at 7:00 pm, at Columbia University, organized by Timothy Donnelly. Hope to see many of you there. I will be reading “Higginson Matters in Magnificent Culture of Myopia”, no peaches this time, but, as I understand it, there will be grapes for this interactive reading, as there were at The Pulitzer Fine Arts Center; here are a few pics, some of them by Cary Ann Faye, from when my video piece, “The Glory Prelude” was on display at the Pulitzer Fine Arts Center in St. Louis, MO, from 15 April 2016 until 2 Juky 2016:
and now some video stills of “The Glory Prelude” by me:
Read more about this upcoming event here:
Trying to also arrange a public reading while I am in Manhattan at the Bowery Poetry Club, a place I’ve long wanted to read.
Will post more as events become more definite.
And as soon as I recieve my copies of “Wannabe” I will post many photos of the book! and photos of me wth it. A radio podcast in Ypsilanti, MI, ahould be happening in October, and I will be discussing my new book: “Wannabe“
More updates coming and more photos as soon as I have them.
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