The Ocean Doesn’t Give A Damn : Keep Writing

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SEEKING PUBLISHING MEDIUMS THAT ARE HEALTHY EXTENSIONS OF THE POEM

This site’s been dormant as an in-active archive of absence for the past couple of years, since about 2015, or so? I’m not sure. I’d reclused into travel & writing without the submission process, any gatekeepers, answering emails (well, outside working Nostrovia! Press), any consistent social media postings… None of that.

I’d spent 16-20 obsessed w. all that shit.

My writing reclused in journals, larger projects, scattered collages, phone notes, quiet readings over wine in front of open ovens, & spontaneous ciphers held down when a stage unexpectedly manifests w. an imagined mic on some rooftop not here. I completely reclused my poems into my travel, folded messily in irl performances, & completely disregarded digital release.

& that’s what I needed then. Not sure if this is what’s needed now,

but we’ll see. This site, this space, beginning w. this piece, is working on catching up w. the Write The Poem, Record, Upload,” a series of “first-drafts” that kicked off in January on FB w. the intent of learning practice a humility that’s not self-loathing.

Here’s one of the first attempts :

“THE PACIFIC EATS WORDS”

Zipolite, Oax., MX, 3.5.18

 


“WRITE THE POEM, RECORD, UPLOAD,”

“This poem’s a continuation of the “Write The Poem, Record, Upload” series, a compilation of “first-drafts” recorded & performed to ground cultivating a humility that’s not self-loathing.

The series is posted + archived in a FB photo-album. Add me as a ‘friend‘ (whatever that means to you), or click ‘follow‘ (whatever that means to you) to keep up.

If you’re not down w. FB, another option is to view the series’s on-site “Table of Contents,” & follow the gathering mileage + poems via @RuntRaccoon on IG.

&, I mean, I guess you can also hit me up on all 3… ya know? Show some love to this weird kid who’s shit w. self-promotion! Thanks for the support y’all!

& much gratitude to the folks that have helped me get this far ❤

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“Write The Poem, Record, Upload,” Video Series

 

write the poem series cover
Table of Contents @ bottom of this page

TW : It’s important to mention that these poems deal w. peoples experiences, including drug addiction, over-doses, self-harm, paranoia, & suicide (both ideation + attempts).

WHY GIVE AN AUDIENCE YOUR SCRIBBLES & SCRAPES INSTEAD OF WHAT’S IN STUDIO?

The emotional aspects that came w. departing from Tucson to bumble around Mexico, & then the return up to the desert, is for writings not yet shared.

What’s more immediate is that, thru those stumbles & processes, I loosely began to maintain a project I’d nearly abandoned after it began in January; “Write The Poem, Record, Upload,” a series of poems written, recorded without edits, & uploaded to a FB album that compiles the series.

WHAT’S YOUR INTENT?

Thru recording & uploading videos of unedited poems, & operating within that honest & vulnerable spontaneity, I’m working to create a practice of humility that’s other than self-loathing. In sharing, I hope someone else gets something from these, but the main cycle’s intent is to let go of needing your validation, trust my own creative drive, & express compassion to the parts of myself I hate.

I give hallucinated readers (you) so much power that I’m wandering strung-out editing the midnight stroll. It’s made me afraid to share my poems online, & closes me in w. egotistical giggles of self-criticisms. That’s self-righteous, & exhausting.

The (growing) series can be browsed in its FB photo album, or thru the links/videos listed below in-order of their posting :

“WRITE THE POEM, RECORD, UPLOAD”

TABLE OF CONTENTS

NOTE : Some of these link to FB as the content transfers over to this site. It’ll be noted next to the title if you’ll be leaving jeremiahwalton.com for FB.

Receptive, critical, & emotional reactions are appreciated, either here, or on FB. So is sharing. I’m pretty awkward w. self-promotion, & have no idea what I’m doing.

& if ya dig these lil scribbles & scrapes, follow on soundcloud for upcoming audiochaps + compilations : soundcloud.com/jeremiahwalton

THANK YOU!  

jeremiah walton shoo studio time
studio sessions, January 2018

WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY?

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WHO HAS HELPED YOU SHAPE THIS SPACE?

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WHO HAS CARRIED YOU?

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WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER A “FIRST-DRAFT?”

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IS THERE A SCHEDULE TO EXPECT?

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