"Infra Dig" is my very first all electronic chapbook about pools, chemicals, the Inauguration, Art, moving, pets, birds, you name it, it’s probably in this chapbook. What I mean by it being all electronic – for me – is that I composed it originally on a tablet without ever using paper! The neat thing about poetry is that it can take many forms and it can be composed almost anywhere. It’s an adaptable art!
With this project, I plan to publish "Infra Dig" as an e-book, and as a chapbook.
From "Fried Pickles and Fries" - "My friends know I'm a / vegetarian / there say it out loud / and elongate the syllables / vegetarian / they don't mind / I get quizzed all / the time on when I / became a / say it even slower now / vegetarian / when I didn't eat vegetables / when I was a child / except / black eyed peas, corn / lima beans / and pickles / (vegetarian)..."
From "Moving Trucks and Champagne" - "There's a van, a truck, an SUV and a moving truck with stuff lots of stuff / you'd expect to find couches, chairs, boxed up food, blankets, pillows, / sheets, toilet paper, pans, pots, jackets, sheets, wall sized paintings, / sculptures. The paintings and sculptures are made by the new owner of the new house, a trailer with a porch added on and a / back room added on out in the country by a river. / The river rocks are round and smooth and large. No lizards in sight. It's too cold outside. / The water is as cold as ice...."
From "It's a Chemical Life, Part 2" - "I smell like chlorine / I can't wash it out of my pores / The head lifeguard says the water's crisp, clear / He straightens the pool deck nearly every day / He says he swims when it's not busy / My eyes burn from chlorine even with goggles..."
From "Playing Electric Guitar" - "I went to see a stranger a man I'd never met he couldn't leave his apartment / wears orthotic shoes can't get out much he wanted to do business with me (my / day job business) I drove twenty miles to help him out when I stepped into his / warm small apartment with a living room walk-in kitchen bedroom bathroom my / eyes didn't seize on decorations or the lack thereof or on family pictures of kids / grandkids or medications spread out on the dining room table and durable / medical equipment to keep him alive my eyes seized upon guitars a blue electric / guitar and a burgundy electric guitar on stands in the living room I told him I take / lessons in a guitar group...."
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Risks and challenges
The challenges are always finding an audience for poetry! Where to offer it, how to market it, finding readers.
I very much love poetry - I read a poem (or more) a day every day! My day starts and ends with poetry whether I'm reading it or writing it. I like to use my poetry e-books and chapbooks as a way to reach more readers of poetry and to continue to encourage the love of poetry too!
I publish and edit a newsletter exclusively for poets, "The Poetry Market Ezine" - http://www.thepoetrymarket.com - with over 2000 subscribers. I plan to market my book there and also on my Facebook pages - @lbsedlacekpoet and @poetryinla Plus I will offer it on my Twitter feeds: @frugalpoet and @lbsedlacek as well as on Instagram @lbsedlacek Plus I will offer it locally at readings, etc.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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