Friday, August 13, 2010

Art Project for ImageArt

I am working on a project for the upcoming annual ImageArt exhibition coming up in October. ImageArt is a glbt art exhibit under ImageOut, an annual Rochester glbt film festival.

The drawing of two men kissing each other on rainbow color pencil is only a sketch. This will be my reference. I painted a long rectangle-shaped canvas with watercolor paint in rainbow. I am to leave the paint to dry before I go ahead do the final work. The final process is to draw the gay male lovers on the canvas with color pencils in geometric shapes, similar to Cubism.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another Poem Accepted for Publication

My poem titled "Brown Liquid" will be published in Forge in their website. This is the 4th publisher that accepted my poems this summer. "Brown Liquid" is about alcoholism and it is very powerful.

Here is the poem for you to read.

“Brown Liquid”

Smell that brown liquid

See it sparkle in a glass.

Come on, let it seep into your blood.

Bad circulations.

Bad breath.

You are a barfly on the run.

See beauty in that brown jewel

Glowing in the sun.

The reflections.

The refractions.

Begs you to give it a taste.

Tastes sweet on your cracked lips.

You want to quit and throw it away

But the whisky devil

Trips you down to the floor.

Gives you a sly grin.

Gives you alluring glassy eyes

And you crave for more.

Kiss the jewel in the glass.

How it softens your mind.

Feels warm in your blood.

The rush.

The sigh.

And you can’t seem to get enough.

Let it drain down through your throat.



Corroded liver.

Saturated blood.

“Come on, can’t I live?”

There is nothing left at all.

You lay still with a bouquet

Rested on your wet lips.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Flyer of GLBT Deaf and Hard of Hearing Poetry Night

I created this flyer and Rochester Deaf Awareness Week gave feedback on the design/info of the flyer. Now it is officially final.

There will be a GLBT Deaf and Hard of Hearing Poetry Night at Equal Grounds on September 20, 2010. It will start at 7 PM and free to the public.

I am excited to have myself and 5 other performers do their work in ASL (American Sign Language) at Equal Grounds.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Black Mountain North Symposium Poetry Reading at RIT

I will be one of the poets who will perform for RIT's Black Mountain North Symposium this October 2nd. The performance will take place in the Innovation Center on campus.

Black Mountain North Symposium is a celebration upon upstate New York's experimental arts that is partly traceable to the migration of artists and scholars situated in the hills of North Carolina from 1933-1957. The artists from Black Mountain moved on with great influences over
San Francisco and New York City. Close at home, Robert Creely, Charles Olson, and few others transformed the University of Buffalo. Ed Sanders in Woodstock. Albert Glover in St. Lawrence University, Don Byrd and Pierre Joris at SUNY/Albany, and Jack Clarke in Buffalo helped continue the Black Mountain poetry tradition. Along those important poets/scholars, Writers and Books in Rochester, NY encouraged ASL Poetry Renaissance in the 80's, a deaf poetry movement influenced by the Beat and Black Mountain traditions.

This means "The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox" film will be shown, which I am in the film as a rookie poet in a short clip back in the 80's plus my "A.S.L." painting as well. Jim Cohn, a well-respected poet, living in Colorado, ignited the whole ASL poetry and the deaf/hard of hearing poets in the 80's and he will be a featured speaker and reader during the Black Mountain North Symposium at RIT and Writers and Books. Miriam Lerner, the director of "The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox" will speak about her film along a well-respected deaf actor/poet/educator, Patrick Graybill, during this Symposium event.

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I am indeed very honored to be part of this big poetry festival event and I am truly moved by this.