DENVER, copies of my books Travel By Haiku and Fire. Sun. Salutation. are now available from Kilgore Books and Mutiny Information Cafe. Stop by and support these local communities! You won’t be disappointed.
Not in Denver? Try the links below to find a location near you where you can grab one of my books and help out a local bookstore. You can also read excerpts, see live performances, and read reviews at the following links
Fire. Sun. Salutation. –> http://bit.ly/FireSunSalutation
Travel By Haiku –> http://bit.ly/TravelByHaiku
A few days ago, I stopped by the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado. The campus was pretty quiet and at first look, everything was a little too typical of a college campus.
But then tiny blips of magic began to pop out to me: a stencil of Allen Ginsburg spray painted on the library drop off box, a sculpture of Kali hiding on the windowsill of the administration building, a geodesic dome greenhouse, a tattered poem about oneness with environment hanging from a willow tree. The students left offerings to the spirits and fairies of the Colorado wilderness. Their administration seemingly encourages this.
Under a giant sycamore, I found this little fairy altar. A small box with a poem about Hologram Reality on its roof, sheltering a little metallic angel and a giant quartz crystal. It felt more than appropriate to leave a copy of A-Politco Absurdia behind in this tiny fairy home for someone else to find.
A-Politico Absurdia is a manifesto written by Jozef Maguire and myself about the coming dream punk rêvelution of consciousness. It was released earlier this year, and took the last 5 years to assemble into its current dream-inspiring form.
You can read more about it and download a digital copy here: http://bit.ly/APoliticoAbsurdia
“Moon light, moon vision
water is all around us
tidal waves within.“
The last month was an extremely busy and productive one. Along with putting together my own collection of haikus, I worked to publish a new chapbook by Philly writer, Stephanie B. It’s very exciting to have a new author join us on A Freedom Books.
Letters To Aunt Lucy is “a letter and poetry exchange between a letter-writer and the Australopithecus Lucy. It’s an exploration of deep ancestral memory, our biology, and the many forms of love we share with ourselves, each other, all the creatures, and this great big planet.”
Each copy is hand-folded and handbound with my tender hands during many a tea ceremony at The Holy Underground in Baltimore. You can grab a copy from the writer, or preview some of the writing on her website here: http://letterstoauntlucy.tumblr.com
The 2nd printing of “The New Aesthetic” the first collaborative Dream Dialectic by Willow Zef and Marshall James Kavanaugh is currently being hand-bound at The Dream Oven.
Copies will be available in person and on the road at the following events:
Thursday, October 17th, Open Word Exchange at The Dream Oven
Friday, October 18th, This Bardian Life: Season 3, Episode 2: “Structures and Conventions” at Hopkins House, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Wednesday, October 23rd, A Reading at Chateaux Grove, Brooklyn, NY
Monday, October 28th, Dream Oven Delfiesta II, Delfiesta House, Washington, DC
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