Monday, August 31, 2009

This Week in the Week Before Last's Creativity

Y'all demanded it, clogging out comment sections with cries for high-resolution images of actual poems written on the spot by yours truly, as part of my weekender role as a modern day troubadour with the miami poetry collective and our totally-profitable "Poem Depot." So here they are, with the usual explanation: these were written on a street corner in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood, for random passersby during the art walk that takes place there once monthly (these poems coming from the August shindig), written in on average 5 minutes on a topic of the purchasers choosing (the topic requested is in all cases the title of the poem):



It's about time someone put Ohio in its place!

As you can see, the speed of the operation does cause a certain number of typos to be present, but it's no big deal (though I cringe at the missing "he" in the last line of "Forever and Ever"). You can find other pictures of other collective member's poems and some random pictures of the depot in action here.


Blogger Jack said...

And that's why you don't commission poems about Ohio from someone from Pittsburgh.

Thanks for sharing -- these are fun to see.

8/31/2009 7:33 PM  
Blogger nate said...

Hear hear. Did the person who commissioned the Ohio poem actually request a bunch of poetical shit-talk about that state? Or is that just artistic license?

9/01/2009 8:21 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Artistic license. After I finished it, I had a slight pang of "Oh, whoever requested a poem about Ohio is probably from Ohio." Followed by, "Oh well, that'll show 'em..."

Never heard back about it though, which generally a sign of dislike, though at two bucks a pop, I don't think our customers feel too entitled to complain.

My poem told the truth! That is all.

9/02/2009 4:07 PM  

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