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30/30 Poetic Vision: Day Thirty

30 30Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

In honor of this month, Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School is launching its second annual 30/30 Poetic Vision, featuring daily experiments by JKS students, staff, and faculty. Our community members were asked to contemplate and engage with text as visual and audio mediums. What forms emerge in the 21st Century? How has technology changed the way we view, perform, and transmit poetry? These are a few of the questions that will be explored over the next thirty days. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Jack Kerouac School. WRITING THINKING BEING. The experiment continues…

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30/30 Poetic Vision: Day Twenty Nine

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Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

In honor of this month, Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School is launching its second annual 30/30 Poetic Vision, featuring daily experiments by JKS students, staff, and faculty. Our community members were asked to contemplate and engage with text as visual and audio mediums. What forms emerge in the 21st Century? How has technology changed the way we view, perform, and transmit poetry? These are a few of the questions that will be explored over the next thirty days. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Jack Kerouac School. WRITING THINKING BEING. The experiment continues…

Award winning poet Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of four chapbooks and four full-MNPiercelength books, including TRI/VIA (Erudite Fangs/PUB LUSH, 2003) co-authored with Veronica Corpuz; Beloved Integer (Bootstrap/PUB LUSH, 2007); She, A Blueprint (BlazeVOX, 2011) with art by Sue Hammond West; and Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (Fordham, 2012), awarded the Poets Out Loud Editor’s Prize. Pierce has collaborated with artists, dancers, and filmmakers and has performed her work internationally, most recently in France and in Japan. Her work has been translated into French, Spanish, Japanese, and Hebrew. She teaches in and directs the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.

Sue Hammond West is a painter and mixed media artist with a hunger for SHWestexperimentation. She combines art making with the energy of Buddhism and yoga philosophy. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Harshaw Creek, Arizona; Steamboat Springs Mixed Media Painting School; and Lill Street Studios in Chicago. Her exhibitions include Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; Boulder Public Library; Leady Art Center, Kansas City; Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago; and University of Notre Dame Isis Gallery. Her first book She, A Blueprint (BlazeVOX, 2011) with poetry by Michelle Naka Pierce is a text/image collaboration; her other publications include Inquiring Mind, Shambhala Times, Not Enough Night, Sous Rature, Foursquare, and Mandorla. Hammond West has received awards from the NEA; the Indiana Arts Commission; and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently associate professor at Naropa University and director of the School of the Arts, she teaches and researches contemporary art forms and how to infuse art with a palpable transforming presence.

30/30 Poetic Vision: Day Twenty Eight

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Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

In honor of this month, Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School is launching its second annual 30/30 Poetic Vision, featuring daily experiments by JKS students, staff, and faculty. Our community members were asked to contemplate and engage with text as visual and audio mediums. What forms emerge in the 21st Century? How has technology changed the way we view, perform, and transmit poetry? These are a few of the questions that will be explored over the next thirty days. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Jack Kerouac School. WRITING THINKING BEING. The experiment continues…

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Topography of Emptiness (full piece).

Screen Shot 2557-04-28 at 3.23.49 PMElizabeth Kolenda is a writer of hidden interiors. As a child she suspected that each object had a secret internal surface which could not ever be revealed, that each cut was predestined and only revealed more surface. Now she thinks about people this way.

30/30 POETIC VISION: DAY TWENTY SEVEN

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Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

In honor of this month, Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School is launching its second annual 30/30 Poetic Vision, featuring daily experiments by JKS students, staff, and faculty. Our community members were asked to contemplate and engage with text as visual and audio mediums. What forms emerge in the 21st Century? How has technology changed the way we view, perform, and transmit poetry? These are a few of the questions that will be explored over the next thirty days. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Jack Kerouac School. WRITING THINKING BEING. The experiment continues…

meggiecabin 2013Meghan Schardt graduated from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University with her MFA in Poetry. She is a poet, yogini, and herbal lover from a small farmtown in Connecticut, a funky Vermont lake, and the rocky ocean-stone drop-off of Nauset Beach. She finds great solace in salt and her dreams lay in the architecture of a house on Barley Neck Road in Orleans, Massachusetts. Meghan currently lives in the Rocky Mountains, upward facing the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado. Meghan has been published or has work forthcoming in Haight Ashbury Literary Magazine, Willard & Maple, Bombay Gin, The PR, Lost Keys, Switched-On Guttenberg, The Body Electric Anthology, Superficial Flesh, and others.

30/30 POETIC VISION: DAY TWENTY SIX

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Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

In honor of this month, Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School is launching its second annual 30/30 Poetic Vision, featuring daily experiments by JKS students, staff, and faculty. Our community members were asked to contemplate and engage with text as visual and audio mediums. What forms emerge in the 21st Century? How has technology changed the way we view, perform, and transmit poetry? These are a few of the questions that will be explored over the next thirty days. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Jack Kerouac School. WRITING THINKING BEING. The experiment continues…

Kyle Pivarnik is a performance  and multimedia poet. He seeks language where it lives…

30/30 Poetic Vision: Day Twenty Five

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Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

In honor of this month, Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School is launching its second annual 30/30 Poetic Vision, featuring daily experiments by JKS students, staff, and faculty. Our community members were asked to contemplate and engage with text as visual and audio mediums. What forms emerge in the 21st Century? How has technology changed the way we view, perform, and transmit poetry? These are a few of the questions that will be explored over the next thirty days. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Jack Kerouac School. WRITING THINKING BEING. The experiment continues…

 Photo-on-2013-08-07-at-20_53-300x225Ella Longpre is a writer and musician from the MidWest and both Coasts. She is the author of the chapbook, The Odor of the Hoax Was Gone (Monkey Puzzle Press 2013), and her work has appeared in elimae, Summer Stock, Dinosaur Bees, NOÖ Journal, and Everyday Genius. Ella Longpre is the 2013-14 Anne Waldman Fellow at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where she is an MFA in Writing & Poetics candidate.

30/30 Poetic Vision: Day Twenty Four

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Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

In honor of this month, Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School is launching its second annual 30/30 Poetic Vision, featuring daily experiments by JKS students, staff, and faculty. Our community members were asked to contemplate and engage with text as visual and audio mediums. What forms emerge in the 21st Century? How has technology changed the way we view, perform, and transmit poetry? These are a few of the questions that will be explored over the next thirty days. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Jack Kerouac School. WRITING THINKING BEING. The experiment continues…

What is the Reach of the Ghost? from tract trace on Vimeo.

angelAngel Dominguez writes. Originally from Los Angeles, he received his BA in Poetry from UC Santa Cruz. He is currently completing MFA candidate at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. He is the co-founding editor of TRACT / TRACE: an investigative journal, the founding editor of the Omni Writers Collective Press, and presently the senior editor for the Bombay Gin literary journal. His work can be found in places such as The Bombay Gin and  The Berkeley Poetry Review.  He is the recipient of Naropa’s 2013 Ted Berrigan Scholarship for poetry and was a featured writer for UCSC’s 2014 Living Writers Series. Now residing in Boulder Colorado, he is exploring the sentence, the note, and how they break, open.