FlowPoetry: Me And My Boys,#48
This poem (in this case, a set of haiku-like images) shifts and wavers every time I read it. Sometimes it is ancient, a pre-historic gathering around the fire long ago in tribal communion. Other times it is of the great American West, cowboys, and outlaws sleeping in the open night. And then it is a railroad gang, roughing it in a hobo jungle outside the city by the tracks. Or yet again, it is my friends and I sitting and quietly telling stories at our campsite after the main stage of a music festival closes down. In all cases, this is what is timeless: the warmth of the campfire, the smallness of humanity under a vast sky, and our amazement at the stars and the shooting fire that spills over the deserts of the places we wander. For a FlowPoetry video featuring this poem please go to: https://www.youtube.com/
FlowPoetry is the originator of Jam Poetry. This is straight up spoken word performance. One man, one mic and poems and stories woven together reflecting themes of America and the music festival experience.
FlowPoetry has performed over 1100 shows in the USA with bands and as a solo poet and appeared at over 50 Midwest and East Coast Music and Arts festivals. He was honored as a finalist for the MNSWA “Urban Griot” International/National Performer of the year alongside Leonard Cohen and Saul Williams. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, FlowPoetry was selected by popular vote as one of Madison (Wisconsin) Magazine’s Best Spoken Word/Poetry Performers. He is a three-time finalist for Best Artist in the Annual Madison WI Area Music Awards.
In addition to his performances, FlowPoetry is featured prominently alongside Ken and Zane Kesey, Alex Grey, Wavy Gravy, and Nahko and Medicine For The People in the forthcoming documentary “Going Furthur” which chronicles the 50thAnniversary cross country tour of The Furthur Bus. He has published extensively on-line and in print.