Archive for the ‘Poet's Microphone’ Category

Poet’s Microphone

November 9, 2010

Editor’s Note:  One book editor famously compared poets to roaches.   And I have to say I’ve found this to be true – that you see one, there’s probably others.  Here’s the latest, (and a big one!), I found crawling around in my inbox when I turned on my monitor this morning.

"I feel I have really progressed artistically." Scot Bastian / Poet

(c)2010 by Scot Bastian
Mary had a little lamb
    the doctors were surprised.
Then Mary had a litle cow
    that one hurt, and how.
Next Mary had a little hippopotamous
    though that seems preposterous.
Finally, Poor Mary had her fill
    and she took a little pill.
The End

Poem by Scot Bastian / Photo by Carl Nelson

A Poem Beats Its Chest

November 5, 2010
Photo &  Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice by Molly Blades

The Most Exciting Thing I Can Imagine

October 20, 2010

Leavin' cheap motels surrounding cracked asphalt, leavin' the ratty backyards, leavin' off bakin' in the hot sun...

Editor’s note:  In school we read poems and then talk about them; discuss their meaning.  I would suggest finding an actor to ‘play’ the poem, while the students play director – adjusting the various bits of the actors performance for  ‘authenticity’.   This is how we go about it in the theater.  And it’s a valuable way of feeling one’s way into a piece of art, rather than thinking one’s way.  Artwork is often more revealing and receptive to this approach.  For example, in this poem we found that the narrator was an older Southern woman recounting one of her earliest adventures at age 15, when she ran off with her older boyfriend.

Voice by Molly Blades / Photo by Carl Nelson


May 20, 2010

John Ruoff as Moliere

Poem by Carl Nelson/Photo by Carl Nelson/Voice by John Ruoff


May 11, 2010

Poet's Hearing Aid

Poem by Carl Nelson / Photo by Carl Nelson / Voice by John Ruoff

Dahli Lama

May 11, 2010

Charlie was hard to catch on camera.  She avoided it, and would not look at the lens.

Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice by Lynn Nelson

A Small Boy’s Photo

May 11, 2010

Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice by Lynn Nelson

Oh, the Spring! (Mole’s Song)

May 4, 2010

Photo/Poster by Carl Nelson

Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice of John Ruoff

My Eyes Are Swimming Like Fish

May 4, 2010

Photo by Carl Nelson

Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice of John Ruoff

The Ocean

May 4, 2010

Photo by Carl Nelson

Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice of John Ruoff

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