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Act 5, Scene 1: Irene’s Twilight Zone See whole poem, "The Main Show," and index of scenes.  (Spotlight opens on the lobby of the theater.  Characters who remain in the lobby enter the theater, which remains dark.  Joan the nurse tells the tour guide to also go in, and the narrator hangs back awhile.) Joan: Go ahead in. I’ll stay with my patient.Anyway, this is a family…See More
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Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Sound-and-Sense Seekers

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Sound-and-Sense Seekers

This is for poets--in an expanded sense--those of us who seek an ultimate language that includes music, enables many imaginative associations, and has an effect on audiences. What are we playing with?

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MANHATTAN BEACH: A Poem by Joe Perrone Jr.

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Comment by Rob Neufeld on March 28, 2009 at 4:47pm
Hey all, I'm still waiting for a handful of definitely-will-join people to join!

In the meantime, check out the new front page feature, "Who's a Poet," and the developing resource on WNC poets and poetry happenings. /Rob
Comment by Jenny Bowen on March 12, 2009 at 3:34pm
Rob -

I'm all about theatre in politics - in fact I think they are almost one in the same.
It can be effective too - "laughter is the quickest connection between two people" - the braveheart folks who showed up last week with painted faces & cardboard pitchforks at the Commissioners meeting certainly got their point across and made for an enjoyable & memorable spectacle without really disturbing the piece.
Working on the Parkside project, last summer we considered dressing someone up as the ghost of George W. Pack and sending them into public comment in order to make a point.

Yes - there are lots of opportunities to be creative in this world - & I am all about applying creativity on every level of life.
Comment by Rob Neufeld on March 12, 2009 at 3:11pm
I don't know where to start--because there are so many possibilities, but we'll just have to trust we'll follow lots of different threads, and not worry about dangling one. It's not the worst thing to be called a thread-dangler.

I was talking with Sebastian--who should be appearing here soon--about using City Council and County Commissioner meetings as a stage. My idea is not to give a performance that seems like an alien appearance (from Planet Artist)--though that would be fun, too--but to give an ultra-commenter presentation. If we studied the three-minute citizen comment art form, what would be the most intense and most effective representation of that? That would be a kind of poetry.

I'm also interested in lullabys, communal rituals, commercials, epics, romance, journalism, and skywriting.
Comment by Jenny Bowen on March 12, 2009 at 12:39pm
What a perfect way to put the art of prose.
It often works when flowing with the rhythm of music.
There is something about the freestyle of creation that is almost tapping into the rhythmic heartbeat of creation itself.
Comment by Allan Wolf on March 12, 2009 at 12:05pm
This group is right down my alley, as I seek to define poetry. Words have already failed in their frailty. The definition seems to encompass God, and that will take more tools than written language. The more I learn to write the more I learn there's so much more to learn.
 

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