|'Reading Poetry Out Loud'|
Acrylic on Rough Pine
I love poetry. Especially poetry that has a dry, humorous side. With that said, I'm a big fan of Billy Collins. Have all (but the most recent one) his books. A lot of them autographed. I've seen him read in an intimate church setting here in Vermont. Felt like I was in church. He's inspirational. And he reads his poetry so well. Not all poets can say that.
Sometimes when I read his works, I laugh til I cry. And that's over poems I already know. Why are they still so funny? I used to read his poems to my parents over late afternoon cocktails. We'd all be having trouble catching our breath. Ahhh, sweet memories.
I'd love to find other poets with the same sensibilities. If you can recommend any, I'd be eternally grateful.
I think of my art as a kind of visual kindred spirit to Mr. Collins' take on life. Noticing little subjects that happen all the time, all day long, gives me lots of material to sort through. Life is funny. For good and for bad. Ohhh...and it's National Humor Month also.