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Poems that are shaped by the World. Poems in the shapes of Life.

**The funding raised through KickStarter will pay for the Editing, Design, Printing, and initial distribution of the rewards. Most of the rewards are 1st edition prints. With (3) more releases in the next (2) years, this is also a chance for fate to bring artist and lovers of art in contact with one another. We can be apart of each others history. We can share intellectual property that can actually be held. Thank you ahead of time for allowing us the opportunity to share.**

Mutulu Kafele is a performance poet in                               Houston, Texas. 

Though his performances could be roughly considered as spoken word, Mk. would argue that it is the written word and the actual ritual of writing that is the base of his performance. This link shows the editing process via the manuscript's table of contents. He refers to himself as a page poet. Doing the same justice and injustices to the awaiting page as a painter would do the vulnerable canvas.

That’s why Heart, Stars, Squares:            “Tri-Schiz’Atomic Exercise w/ Key”
is so important.

It finagles the definitions of contemporary and classic poetry. The performance element is reinforced with inventive language. It is full bodied scholastic experimentation adorned with a triadic color-scheme of jazz verse. It is then brow-beaten with:

Color-Coded Hidden Poems, Three Word Stories

Color-Coded Hidden Poems & Three Words as Footnotes (xv.)
Color-Coded Hidden Poems & Three Words as Footnotes (xv.)

*Poster Graphics.

69. I wonder if the other two feel as lonely as I do.
69. I wonder if the other two feel as lonely as I do.

     ~Mk. has written his 3rd poetry collection

            <3 Hearts, * Stars,  [ ] Squares

Please show your support for this project and not only receive your copy of <3s, *s, [ ]s: Tri-Schiz’Atomic Exercise w/ Key; shwag memorabilia as well as past and future publications of Mutulu Kafele @ Kickstarter.com. Hear more performances  from the publication firm The Cognitive Reconnaissance Collective @ TheRecon-audio.Tumblr.com.

                    It is the first of its kind!

Sky-breaking contemporary literature from The C.R.C.

Hearts, Stars, Squares by Mk.
Hearts, Stars, Squares by Mk.

<3s, *s, [ ]s, <3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s<3s, *s, [ ]s, <3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s <3s, *s, [ ]s, <3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s 
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<3s, *s, [ ]s, <3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s<3s, *s, [ ]s, <3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s <3s, *s, [ ]s, <3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s,<3s, *s, [ ]s

!PAGE! =Personalized Handwritten “Thank You.” (Email)

!POCKET! =Personalized Handwritten "Thank You." (Snail Mail) Previous Work: “FELL” (Chapbook)

!WALL! =POCKET + “<3s, *s, [ ]s” (Poster)+ FELL”, Poet's Carpet" (Mp3)

!!BOOK!! =WALL + “<3s, *s, [ ]s” (Paperback)+ H,S,S (Bookmark)

!!BOOKEND!! =WALL + “<3s, *s, [ ]s” (Paperback)+ Previous Work: “Ding! Montrose Rock Revel (Audio Zine*)

!!LIBRARY!! = Personalized Handwritten (Snail Mail) “Thank You.” + “<3s,*s,[]s” (Paperback)+ Previous Work: “FELL” (Chapbook, Mp3) + Previous Work: “Ding! Montrose Rock Revel (Audio Zine*) + “The Dive Bard Collection” (Paperback Zine)+ “<3s, *s, [ ]s” (Bookmark, Postcard, Poster)

!!COLLECTOR!! =LIBRARY +Handwritten Edition By the Author

!!MUSE!! =COLLECTOR +Next Project* (Automatic shipment of book and related materials) [to be released Via KickStarter.com as well]

!!CURATOR!! =MUSE +Lifetime Subscription to an artist of The Cognitive Reconnaissance Collective

The Dive Bard Collection, The Recon. 2010 ©

Dive Bard Collection
Dive Bard Collection

The Dive Bard Collection is the second chap-book by Mk. This C.R.C. publication was an unexpected means to an end. Mk. was taking several breaks organizing and compiling other future collections, and would spend these breaks the local watering holes. He would bring his project notes just in case, though; the project would be out of sight out of mind. The Dive Bard Collection started out of a verbal exercise that got so out of hand that it landed on the age perfectly. Simplicity in approach and word play kept the pen moving and the drinks coming. Several walked tabs later; The Dive Bard Collection was completed.

Dive Bard Collection
Dive Bard Collection
Dive Bard Collection
Dive Bard Collection
Dive Bard Collection "Red Sheets are in the middle of the book"
Dive Bard Collection "Red Sheets are in the middle of the book"
Dive Bard Collection (water damage edition) "very rare"
Dive Bard Collection (water damage edition) "very rare"
Dive Bard Collection
Dive Bard Collection

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The Man Who Felt the Sky Fall
The Man Who Felt the Sky Fall

“Fell” 2011

The C.R.C.’s first publication was “Fell.” It was a chapbook We released out of a no-room apartment in a complex symbolically named The Retreat. 2007 was the year we first got started, it just happened; “Fell”. We printed 25, first edition card stock. Second edition was 35 color paper. Some were sold, most were giving away or exchanged, and maybe a few lost, but they all got out there. They all fell somewhere. You know? You will receive a copy of “Fell 2011, the Austin SxSw edit that was never released.

^^^"Poet's Carpet" Fell, The Recon. ©2007^^^

Performed Recently On HOUSTON FREE PRESS award winning LOCALLIVEHOUSTON.COM

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Ding! Montrose Rock Revel, The Recon. ©2012

~Mk.'s LIVE Performance @ Houston, TX's historical Rudyard's British Pub
~Mk.'s LIVE Performance @ Houston, TX's historical Rudyard's British Pub

You will get the book "Ding!"  + the recorded Live performance!

Montrose Rock Revel Snippet:

  • "The Shut Inn"
  • "I Have Done A Lot of Cocaine..."
  • "Cigaritas"

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Umm, the main challenges will fall under two categories: Re-Printing and Postage/Packaging.
Re-Printing: Once the project is successfully funded ::fingers crossed:: the assessment of inventory versus materials needed will be the first step. Then on to production schedules (if needed) to make sure all rewards are fulfilled upon the agreed material and availabilities. Our production system has been fortified by our alliance with a radio network that craves literary content. They are well aware of our project and provide studio space and services that make our production schedules clockwork’ish.
Packaging/Posting: We have a ceremonial method. Packaging Party. A pot-luck of sacraments and spirits that orchestrates the assembly line of binding, stamping, envelope stuffing, etcetera. First to pass get to be the one to drop everything off and make sure it is all accounted for.
We have done several small things at once but this will ::fingers crosses:: will be the biggest movement of art Mutulu Kafele and The Recon have done. Excited, we are.

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