Colliding Lines presents H O M E, an anthology of poems remixed and reimagined. H O M E asked ten poets to submit work for visual interpretation by six typographic artists. Neither poet nor designer spoke to each other, nor knew the other’s work prior to this project. The resulting pieces represent two perspectives, each poem possessing a new meaning created collaboratively between text and design.
The above poem was put into this amazing piece of art by @El_lanham (on Instagram). El is an amazing artist and beautiful person. I can't thank Them enough for the gift of this art and the feelings it creates on the page. It was an honor to be part of this project.
Here is the poem:
I am a quartered sanctuary, devoted
to never missing a beat, fashioned
into a fist ready to punch out of a chest.
This inheritance feels heavy in its responsibility
as caretaker to a fortress with a broken
lock. Oh, I have been shattered. Allowed
thieves to plunder and pillage, leaving
me empty; yes I sometimes feel
disconnected. Build walls of obstruction,
this cage of bones - protection. I am a compass,
I can rely on. My chambers revered
for their beauty, each exquisite
and brimming with passions. Seeking an equal
soul has always been my desire. Born
from an ancestry grand in its abnormalities.
I am but a murmur wanting to be a valentine.
As well as creating the amazing art above, the team at Colliding Lines also worked with musicians to record music as we read our poems. You can find my reading on #8 HOME at minute 03.04.
It's a jazzy amazing piece that I am so honored to be part of.