Monday, June 23, 2014

i was distracted


On June 28 I'll be at the Arlington Hills Community Center and Library in St. Paul for a project where I'm giving people free postcards and postage to send a postcard to a stranger. The project is called I Was Distracted. I'll be there from 11am-4pm if you want to send a postcard to a stranger, share a secret, or just get distracted from your phone and your to do list.

Or if you want to get a postcard you can email me your address. Your name won't be included with your address. Email me at dlukenelson@gmail.com.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

APPLAUSE

On June 26 we will break the world record for longest continual applause by a group. We will clap for two hours at the Walker Art Center's Open Field. You are invited to join in the applause, watch, be applauded, pass by, pass through, applaud us, applaud yourself, applaud anything or nothing.

Join in for as little or as long as you'd like.

5:30pm at the Walker's Open Field.

More info here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Do you live in Milwaukee and like poetry? I have a flier for you!

Maybe you live in Milwaukee and like poetry? If that's true, then have I ever got a flier that you should see.

I will be reading in Milwaukee this coming Sunday, June 1 at Microlights with Ashleigh Lambert and Adam Fell.

The reading is at 7pm, the address is on the flier. Ashleigh and Adam are awesome. Poetry.

More details here.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Osterhout, What's Up?

"Osterhout, What's Up?" Hilarious video by Sam Osterhout, Theo Sena, and Dave Park that is related to a project we're working on.

My childhood isn't for sale.



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Three Poems at Paper Darts

I've got three new poems — "Harry Houdini," "Michael Applebaum," and "Jon DiSalvatore" — up with Paper Darts with three illustrations by Dan Forke. (That's one of them above.)

These are from a series of poems that I'm maybe calling Person of the Day poems. Michael Applebaum is a Canadian mayor. He's probably better than Rob Ford by default. Jon DiSalvatore is a minor league hockey player. Last season he was the captain of the Houston Aeros. I started that poem while he was still playing for them.

I had a dream last night that I was hanging out with friends in a roller skating arcade and no one wanted to play a game with me where the arcade machine was in the water and you had to roller skate in the water. I was pretty disappointed. You needed two people to play, so I didn't get to play.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Two pieces from "in the office hours of the polar vortex" in The Newer York

I've got a pair of new pieces in The Newer York's Electric Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature. They're both from a collection in progress called "in the office hours of the polar vortex."

Here's one and here's another.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tuba Player

Here's a new videopoem using the poem "Tuba Player" by Robert Wood, read by Nic Sebastian, all taken from the Poetry Storehouse. Archival footage taken from the Prelinger Archive.

I had five poems up with the Poetry Storehouse recently. They post poems that are available for remix, interpretation, and mutilation by video and sound artists working with poetry as raw material.

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Poetry Storehouse

The good people at The Poetry Storehouse have shared five poems of mine, with audio, at their site. It's an interesting project where the poet must give up control of their work for others to reinterpret through video or audio work. (Or other things that I have not heard of or do not yet exist.) These poems are there for other artists to mold to their own designs, which is a weird (read: valuable) experience, realizing that you've crafted these words and you're going to let others mess with their balance and meaning.

They've have some great "re-mixes" of poems up there now from other video artists and poets that are worth checking out. Excited to see what happens with this little bunch of poems.

Thanks to Nic and the folks who run and commune on the Poetry Storehouse for letting me be a part of the project.