Election Poems is a listening project. It documents and responds to the politicized non-dialogue that seems to have invaded all forms of conversation these days, and the gas balloon of portent that’s escaping the seams. Robin Myrick has spent the last eight years and each attendant election cycle poking and prodding this dialectical short circuit to try and get a bead on why we just can't connect, or even talk to each other anymore. Listening carefully to the conversations, proclamations, and general speechifying of all manner of folk with a political opinion has allowed Myrick to produce a series of poems that captures our collective greatness and/or deficiencies, as well as our exceptional/unexceptional ways of being. Further details will be revealed in due time, but only to those who attend the Election Poems poetry reading and patriotic dream spectacular on November 1 in beautiful Deep Ellum, just one week before it's time to cast that really big vote. Do not tarry friends, this event is going to be HUGE.
Phillip McEachern will open with a live musical performance of broadside election ballads at 7pm. Myrick will read at 7:30, with special guests Joe Milazzo, Lyle Brooks, and the Town Hall Town Criers. This event is sponsored by Entropy magazine, where you can learn more about the Election Poems project and read the entire series to date.