Five Poems Published in MENANCING HEDGE, Spring 2013
by Isaac Kirkman & Jamez Chang
Isaac Kirkman and Jamez Chang just had five poems published in MENACING HEDGE, Spring 2013.
The direct link to our 5 poems in Menacing Hedge, Spring 2013 is here
The link to the blog post with amazing original art and photography is here
Here’s the post on Jamez’s facebook page:
Hoops up! Collaboration is the new Pink. I interviewed Isaac Kirkman back in February, and we proposed a challenge to readers: 20 comments/100 shares and we’d get together to write some poetry, prose. You guys supported us, and so we reached the century mark—in less than 24 hrs! We just got that work published in Menacing Hedge, and we feel like jumping for joy–or just tipping a fedora. Please check out the lyrical stylingz & audio recordings of Kirkman & Chang/Chang & Kirkman/Jamez and….Oh, don’t be a fence-sitter: there’s Hedge to inhale 🙂
And here’s Isaac Kirkman’s facebook post:
Like atoms coming together to form new elemental structures, community and collaboration is a magical thing to me. Back in February at the end of my interview with Jamez
it was stated if we reached 20 comments and 100 shares we would collab on a piece. The words and ideas Hadron collided together, and as usual he made magic out of my mayhem, and art was made.
The two collab pieces are about Jeremy Lin, a very spiritual, and groundbreaking Chinese-American basketball player who took the NBA by storm last year. The third was a poem about my brother Joshua Alva Josh Kirkman, called Alva’s Wings, that Jamez at the buzzer helped to really sharpen and bring into focus. They’re topped off with two solo poems from Jamez. I feel very honored that my name will be connected to a cat like Jamez creatively forever, and that two cats from different branches of the Writers Studio could come together and make art. It’s been fun.
Erie Chang blessed us with her artwork, whose graphic vision really set the emotional tone of the project. On top of Menacing Hedge amazing design, are voice recordings done by Jamez and I of each poem. (His vocal acrobatics are must listen.) and Kelly Boyker Guillemette was such a great editor, who supported our collaborative vision. In the end it was a great process to be a part of! Cheers!