Dec 31, 2018
Come find the poem in person, but if you can't do that I'm posting it here for my patrons for a minimum pledge of one dollar a month. Feel free to share these poems if you'd like to post them in the physical. It requires legal sized paper to print out but you can cut up paper bags, old blueprints or other recycled paper to that size (8.5 x 14) to print them on in your own printer. If water soluble ink, then keep that in mind where you post them. (Continued.)
I have more poems on the way. I'm experimenting with rhyme and traditional prosody forms in new ways, which I think the general public will be more apt to interact with even as I experiment and push the edges of the literary paradigm. I have a Crypto-poem commission by entrepreneur and pioneer Will Nathan still in the works, a "Bissociation" poem in the works from a 5 dollar a month patron on Patreon by the artist and poet Sergio Lepore, and others. I ask for a minimum of 120$ to sponsor a poem but here on patreon you can get that at half price at 60$ for just 5$ a month, and I'll even shoot you a little Thought Dragon drawing as a bonus.
I was also working on a long ambitious piece titled the Lavender Vortex blues, sponsored by local historian Gary Dillard. This is just pure fun, using language from mining terms documented by Richard W. Graeme the 3rd to create extreme metaphors verging on absurdity, Though in my opinion, that ambiguity can allow for others to experience their own synchronicity with the poem at some point. It's not something easily measured. I have added both poems as PDFs for your reading, or find them around Bisbee stupid to bulletin boards and telephone poles.
The Concentrators was sponsored by international (and local) architect Ben Lepley, and is potentially controversial. I'm not sure. It calls for some significant Bisbee landmarks to be re-purposed instead of destroyed, as Freeport claims it will be doing. Research for both these poems was done at The Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum library. Thank you everyone for supporting the Bisbee Poetry Normalization Project (BPNP), also supported by the Bisbee Arts Commission, and the individual sponsors. Make Poetry Normal Again!
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Check out all my tiers below. A minimum sponsorship of 5$ per month is currently being requested, but any amount gets you a hand signed and laminated book mark made from 100 year old Player Piano Paper. $20 per month gets you one 8”x8” Player-Piano-Paper Piece surreal painting collage on wood panel. $40 two of them per year, keep collecting! Please scroll down to see all the tiers of giving and receiving. Lower amounts have sold out but remain unchanged. Image: Missoula Broadway Boogie Woogie. Found object whip painting on panel (objects from the river where it was filled in with junked Model-T era cars to build Broadway and the old Missoula hospital decades ago.) 1999, Sold. Join Tier at a minimum of 1 dollar:
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(KEEP SCROLLING DOWN FOR MORE OFFERS) Image: A posting of one of my poems onto telephone poles and bulletin boards for the Bisbee Poetry Normalization Project. This one is in some national forest out east that a late patron of mine posted for me. Let me know if you want me to pull down an old beat up one of these for you to commission an Player-pIano-Paper artwork out of its remains. Join Tier at a minimum of 5 dollars a month, just to help out, but down the road I'll definitely surprise you with something if you hang in there with me. For instance, right now you’ll get a hand signed and laminated book mark made from 100 year old Player Piano Paper. ($10 a month to sponsor a poem with your ideas as prompts, and $15 a month to get bonus 5" x 5" Player Piano Paper Piece. We'll figure out one that you like):
Sponsor A Ken Boe Poem 2.0
(KEEP SCROLLING DOWN FOR MORE OFFERS) This is your chance to influence and collaborate on an original Ken Boe poem. You’ll also get a hand signed and laminated book mark made from 100 year old Player Piano Paper. This is the new minimum price to sponsor a poem due to the effort it requires of me, that I must put into writing these poems, and the development of my techniques. Once I get enough sponsored poems I will publish a chapbook of all the poems from this series, for you. Once a year I'll work on a new poem using 2 ideas from you. Ideas can be anything, such as conceptual fragments: A half-sentence snippet from your own writings, a dream, eves dropping, idioms; ideas which seem opposite to each other; one idea from each spouse, anything off the top of your head, etc. I will retain all rights to the poem, but will try to get you credit when published where possible. Includes the Ken Boe Arts and Poetry Manifest (basically whatever I publish in my posts.) Include address so I may send documentation from the poem I write, and any surprise gifts, or if you bump up your amount for bonus artworks. Image: One of my poems for posting on utility poles and bulletin boards for the Bisbee Poetry Normalization Project (BPNP.) Join Tier at a minimum of 10 dollars a month ($15 to get a bonus mini-artwork):
Help Me Write 2 Poems A Week!
It's been a hard goal to live up to: "Two poems a week." I work on my poems extensively — through many layers of "seeing them". So it's like making two large paintings each week. I've always been behind on this goal but two poems a week is a thousand poems in ten years. Please help me in this effort, with my new 2 Poems A Week Subscription Tier for 15 dollars a month. It's the same as the $10 a week tier, but for that extra bit I will send you an original Ken Boe artwork as a bonus! One poem and bonus artwork per year. Send me idea prompts for poem at any time, and remind me if you see a 5”x5’ Player-Piano-Paper-Piece that you like. You are now also due a hand signed and laminated book mark made from 100 year old Player Piano Paper. I’m just starting this part of it in November 2022. I’ll need your address if you don’t live in the area.
Art Collector Level 2.0
BEST DEAL FOR MY ARTWORK through giving. For $20 a month you will get one 8”x8” Player-Piano-Paper-Piece per year. You’ll also get a hand signed and laminated book mark made from 100 year old Player Piano Paper. And bump it up to a 25 dollar or more gift to me a month and I will give to you one 10"x 8" or larger mixed-media, oil and encaustic-collage artwork from the Manual Kind or Shadow Effigy series. Includes Ken Boe monthly Manifest blog of what I’m up to, Free Domestic Shipping, and is at a less expensive price than my paintings usually are. I typically charge 200 dollars a painting plus a dollar a square inch, giving fair market emerging artist prices. Save up to 60 dollars, maybe more, on this option, by giving through monthly installments! (Image is of the series and size for this tier from a past show I did in Tucson. Sold.) Join Tier at a minimum of 20 dollars:
Art Collector Level 3.0
(Bonus: I'm extending the addition of a free player-piano-paper collage painting for this level, which I will get to you free of charge. You can give a little more than 30 if you want.)
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For supporting me with a 40 dollars per month pledge I will give to you, each year, one framed experimental encaustic fresco oil and found object painting from the Shadow-Effigy series. Average size is 16" x 14" - 18"x16". Includes the Ken Boe Manifest, & the intertextual white papers. Free Domestic Shipping. Or, you can receive two 8”x8” Player-Piano-Paper-Pieces per year.(Bonus: any amount gets you a hand signed and laminated book mark made from 100 year old Player Piano Paper, which I will get to you free of charge. You can give a little more than 40 if you want and who knows what will happen.) (Image: Anyone Knows. Of the series and size at this tier. Sold.) Join Tier at a minimum of 40 dollars:
Art Collector Level 8.0
For supporting me with a 60 dollars per month pledge I will give to you, each year, one framed 24" X 24" experimental encaustic fresco mono-print painting from the Encaustic Fresco Mono-print series, or other related series. Includes the Ken Boe Manifest, and intertextual White Papers. Free Domestic Shipping. Or, at this price, get four 8” X 8" Player-Piano-Paper-Pieces, per year, in place of the above 24” X 24” offer. (Bonus: Receive a hand signed and laminated book mark made from 100 year old Player Piano Paper, which I will send to you free of charge. You can give a little more than 80 if you want. Each $20 more gets another PPPP per year. Who know what will happen then?) Join Tier at a minimum of 80 dollars:
Art Collector Level 10.0
(Bonus: I'm extending the addition of a free player-piano-paper collage painting for this level, which I will send to you free of charge. You can give a little more if you want.)
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Arts And Poetry Patron
For supporting me with a 500 dollars per month pledge I will give to you, each year, one 4 foot by 4 foot to 5 foot b 4 foot (152 centimeters by 121 centimeters) whip painting canvas or hybrid work on panel of similar size, per year. You receive a very fair value that supports my work significantly. Plus, I will give you a couple bonus smaller artworks in appreciation of your patronage. I may also lock in this tier price exclusively for you as my stock rises in future years (because of you.) We can work out details privately on which work you'd like me to give you.
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