Traveling by train with my typewriter in hand, writing poems for strangers to put together a compilation of original crafted words.
My plan is simple. I want to take my Untouched Poetry project on the road, or rather, rails. Traveling by train with my 30 day travel pass I want to stop in every city I can get to in 30 days, starting in Denver and heading east, then back west. With help from google and locals I meet I will post up at every farmers market, festival, or popular pedestrian spot I can find with my vintage typewriter (who I call Jolene) and write poems for strangers. Most of the time it will be based on a request, but other times it will be a surprise samurai poem attack. All of these poems will be photographed by me, and a memo will be made about the person and the experience I encounter with them. Throughout my experience I will be journaling and doing my best to capture this adventure with words. When I arrive home after my travels I plan on putting together a collection of my poems that I wrote, the people I wrote them for, and the moments I shared with them. I want to include the poems I compose while traveling solo from point A to Z, and everywhere between. I will include details about my self reflection and what it means to be alone and exploring. All of this put together in a compilation and a loose recreating of a post-modern version of "On The Road" by my favorite author Jack Kerouac.
Below I have posted a link to an article written about my project and a little about my story. Please feel free to give a read so you can understand the depth of this journey.
All support both mental and financial is appreciated. This has been a long time coming.
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pledged of $1,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 27, 2012.
Aug 2, 2012 - Aug 27, 2012
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A custom poem written by me on my typewriter (her name is Jolene) about whatever subject you wantEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A custom poem, as well as a signed copy of my book once completed.Estimated delivery: May 2013