On New Year’s Day, I had the privilege of teaching contact improvisation at an event called Sacred Movement, New Beginnings on the beach in Siesta Key, FL, an eight mile long island off the coast of Sarasota. Joining me was Nia teacher Kathy Oravec and yoga instructor Larisa Byely. Participants showed up on the white sand for an afternoon of looming clouds that weather forecasters threatened with an eighty percent chance of rain. We chose to see our chances for
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When invited to read my poetry for the 40th anniversary and new location of Living Arts in Tulsa Oklahoma September 2009, I was in the country only a few weeks from a year working in S. Korea. The artistic director and a committee of artists of various disciplines designed an interactive, inter-participatory, intra-media fluxus style party called Kubos-Tesseract. While an ocean away from home and immersed in an unfamiliar language and culture, I wrote no poetry. I welcomed the Kubos-Tesseract invitation to Continue reading
These poems are the last in a series of my responses to Lori Ellison’s work. These drawings remind me of a labyrinth which one walks not to reach a destination but to reflect on thoughts and how each footfall meets the ground. Time slows. Details and options previously missed become Continue reading
Here are two more drawings by Lori Ellison. They appear to be on the move yet well situated, at rest yet quivering, minutiae telescopically visible. Following are my poetic responses. Continue reading
The repetitive patterns of Lori Ellison’s intricate drawings hold great appeal. Abstract but also organic, her forms are reminiscent of a meditative hum or cellular respiration. They pull me into them as do mandalas, their geometry challenging Continue reading