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Sara Brickman’s Houdini Tiger Rube Goldberg Revival

May 1, 2012

Hello fair internet! I’m back! How have you been? It has been so long since we’ve had a cup of tea. I do hope you’ll join me.

So many exciting things are happening! I competed for and won a spot on the Seattle Slam Team this week. I read all brand new poems, which was thrilling, and I’m a proud member of Seattle’s third all-female team in a row. Woot!

As I draw closer to performance and work on developing my performance skills, I feel myself drifting further from an interest in slam competition. This by no means implies that I’ll stop performing. If anything, I want to perform more, in weirder formats, with musicians, and live painters, and acrobats!  I’m excited to be on a slam team again though, and learn in the tight pressure cooker that is  a summer spent with words and fellow performers.

I’m submitting my Write Bloody manuscript today, May Day, 2012! Everyone in downtown Seattle is getting sprayed with pepper spray, and I feel like I should be there, but I also know that battles with the cops make poetry more important, not less. A longer essay for another time perhaps. If you get a chance, visit YouTube and search for my Write Bloody contest video and ‘like’ it. It’s uploading now; I’ll post a link when it’s online.

I got about 22 poems out of 30/30, which isn’t bad considering I was writing a book and preparing for the Grand Slam at the same time. I plan to finish in May.

Last but not least, I have a performance next week (May 9th!) with the incomparable Alex Guy of Led to Sea. We’ll be doing some collaborative viola/poetry/loop pedal amazingness, along with a whole other stable of writer/musician collaborations. We’re still working on our piece, but rest assured it will be amazing, and the other participants are awesome. I hope to have video to post when it’s said and done. You should come!

This is the beautiful poster! Come!

Hope all is well in your world beautybots.

Over and out,


One Comment leave one →
  1. May 3, 2012 3:40 am

    Added to my RSS feed, BAM! Blood pact.

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