Part of the Artistry Above Ground Virtual Market on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm
In this artistic demo, we will be joined by Marshall James Kavanaugh aka Dream Poet for Hire, who is one of our vendors for the Artistry Above Ground virtual market. Originally from Philadelphia, for several years Marshall has been on the road traveling coast to coast performing spoken word. Most recently in 2017, he co-organized a series of readings across the country with a variety of performers under the moniker, Poets For Peace. He has published two collections of short stories, several small chapbooks of travel fiction, and a collection of haikus with the small press, A Freedom Books.
This program will start out with a poem by American poet Walt Whitman, who celebrates his birthday on Sunday May 31st for inspiration. Marshall will then write two live poems in this virtual demo. The poems are typically performed in a live setting in a matter of minutes on a 1960s Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter. As a result of the epidemic, however, he has switched gears to the virtual realm. He provides a mail service of your personal typed poem after a virtual session where you can share a topic du jour – which can be a word, an idea, or a whole story.
This demo is free and will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm, virtually through a Zoom meeting. A What to Expect email will be sent to all that RSVP before the demo starts with information on how to log in.
If you would like to sign up for a poem on demand on your own, Marshall has 20-minute time slots available both Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 from 2 pm to 4 pm. You can schedule an appointment with Marshall here. He is charging a sliding scale of $10 to $25 per each typewritten and mailed poem.
Throughout the last weekend of May, we are offering a diversity of programming as part of the Artistry Above Ground Virtual Market from May 29 to May 31. To learn more about the market and other programming offered, please visit here.