I realize that this site is becoming a phenomenal gallery, where current leading artists speak their thoughts of their creative processes. This is so unique because this is different from journal & magazine publishing. This is more personal and something fantastic is starting. Welcome to Working on Gallery!
In this video, I am reading "Protest Against", which was originally published in North American Review. Poetry Editor Rachel Morgan & Managing Editor Jeremy Schraffenberger at North American Review discussed the graphic poem in Final Thursday Press.
Jacob Valenti created this promotion video. It is great because you can compare the original poem with graphic poem. Valenti filled in the words that I removed for the graphic poem.
And my electric piano...(I know, I know that my dazzling smile might hurt your eyes.)
It came from a dumpster. It was upside down on top of trash, and the electrical cord was missing. When I found it, I was like, "Who the hell throws a piano away like that!" I needed to rescue it.
I practiced with it for a long time, and recently donated it to a Bulgarian family. Their grandfather and daughter played the piano.
Now I have (drum rolls, please) a brand new beautiful, Yamaha!
My friends asked me, "Did you find it in the dumpster?"
This Yamaha is a little too heavy for me to carry from the dumpster.