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The ‘Special Needs’ of Poetry — July 25, 2017
In Collaboration With Max — January 19, 2017

In Collaboration With Max

In Collaboration with Max is poetry composed by Max Lewis and Rebecca Sullivan. Max experiences autism as well as delayed intellectual and physical growth. Max’s poetics is experimental and he can be heard expressing himself in venues across Melbourne. Rebecca and Max collaborate to advocate for the voice of differently abled poets. A selection of poems from In Collaboration with Max were first Published in Southerly Literally Journal 76.2

In Collaboration with Max includes 9 poems and a Poetics Blue Print titled The ‘Special Needs’ of Poetry. The audio versions of these poems are found below.

Poetics Blue Print – The ‘Special Needs’ of Poetry

a road map

voice

noise

advise

deliberation

the body of print

pitching

a song

 

A recital of a small selection of the collaborative poems is viewed here

A recital  of a selection of the collaborative poems with improvised jazz is found here

Hear Max performing here

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HIStory of Father Tongue — October 18, 2016
ConStruck tt — July 23, 2015
lower case oulipo — July 3, 2015
SoulEasySolo — May 4, 2015

SoulEasySolo

Click here to listen to music version of SoulEasySolo

Poem by Rebecca Sullivan

Ben Sullivan on drums

James Mccann on Kalimba

music composition by Dan Sullivan


SoulEasySolo

 

 

my friend Solo

fellow

in three feet follow

feat only

the sanctuary

a slippery slide

sure footed defeat

 

not my feet

dirty headed hat

bail back to cap

seep and spill

sound withering

white

 

felling in falling

falling in filling

wetness

wreathing

the sanctuary

seals shoes

 

tempted toes tilled

still

stay

feat only solo

 

the sanctuary

steals shoes

three feet on three feet

shoe sink

feat sealed

stay

SoulEasySolo