Listen to “Instructions for Sex With Trees” by CAConrad
Bloodstone Quarries of the Spleen
(Soma)tic poetry rituals create what we can refer to as an “extreme present” set to reveal the creative viability of everything around us. We’ll be using bloodstone, a gem with a three-thousand-year history of bridging the root and heart chakras to trigger kundalini alignment. We will engird the various facets of bloodstone then bury them in the ground so we can absorb and later read the patient dictionaries of the Earth. Poetry as DIRT is our aim, the place where the spleen is most content to nourish abstract thoughts pivotal to understanding Qi, or natural energy. With (Soma)tics we will learn how even in crisis we can thrive through the poems, as well as learn to collaborate in unexpected ways with other artistic disciplines. I’m excited about this summer workshop at Naropa and look forward to us finding the poems together. Soon we’ll all agree with Alice Notley saying, “poetry’s so common hardly anyone can find it.”
CAConrad will give a reading at Malaprop’s Bookstore in downtown Asheville, NC on Thursday, March 17th, at 7pm. Malaprop’s is located at 55 Haywood Street. The direct phone number is 1-800-441-9829. Details for the event and other links can also be found on the author’s event page: http://CAConradevents.blogspot.com. In The Huffington Post poet and novelist […]
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When feeding my oldest mare yesterday, l noticed that she had a double braid in her lovely mane- something like a “lover’s knot” in the middle with 2 braids cleverly woven coming out of the knot on either side! (IMPOSSIBLE to untangle, so l let it be).