They said I was mad. Mad! But I told them I would do it.
Here is my audio recording of my poem “while skydiving, i contemplate the inner ear, stalactites, the half-life of monamine oxidase inhibitors, why i consistently burn my bacon, and whether the chute will open” which you can read (in less time that you took to read that title) at Tupelo’s 30/30 Project page.
Look for Day 10 and the longest title on the page.
Part of the deal was that I would include an audio recording for Robert Okaji in exchange for his sponsoring (and titling) this poem. You can see his site here.
one moment i stand framed in metal
the next the air takes me
i throw myself at the ground….
Want to read more? You can. My poem while skydiving, i contemplate the inner ear, stalactites, the half-life of monamine oxidase inhibitors, why i consistently burn my bacon, and whether the chute will open is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page. Check it out like a book from the library.
This prompt is brought to you by the incomparable Robert Okaji. Please go and absorb his site O at the Edges. You will become a better poet, a better reader, nay, a better person, through osmosis.
Please note: Robert supplied the above title and also requested a typed copy of his poem AND an audio recording. I will record the poem before the weekend is out and post a second time, because that’s how I roll. Also, most of my poems are shorter than the title he gave me, and I seriously thought about trying to cram as much of that into a haiku as I could, but it would probably have taken me a week.
This is day 10. You can sponsor me (I know you want to) and have me write a poem for you. Let me be a puppet for you. Pull my strings. Go to Tupelo Press’ Project 30/30 page for more details.
This prompt is brought to you by the wonderful Pleasant Street whose site Are You Thrilled never disappoints. You need to head over there and listen to her purr some of her poems. You really will be thrilled.
Already Day 6, and you may actually be reading this one Day 7. I hope I get better/faster/stronger/6 million dollars worth soon so that I don’t keep you waiting.
Folks, I need your help. Tupelo Press needs your help. More people need to read poetry. I have three whole weeks of sponsorships still left. So why not take advantage of me–I mean, this opportunity. Go to Tupelo Press’ Project 30/30 page for more details.