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This e-book “And I Do Sing” a poetry cycle by Joe Lewis, A slim gay poetry book This e-book “And I Do Sing” a poetry cycle by me Joe Lewis , is a Memento mori a representation of my 1989 poetry chap book commemorating the passing of THOMAS MICHAEL KELLY 1961- 1987 a friend, an artist, my partner who “Having Not Yet Had” did not survive an HIV/ AIDS diagnosis. This year marks the 30 anniversary of his passing in 1987. With an introduction the Canadian Gay cultural theorist David Bateman this e-book is illustrated with the vibrant sometimes erotic art work of Michael and is both a commemoration and celebration of death observed as part of life.
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you can listen to a reading i did in 1992 on Soundcloud
You can read David Bateman's introduction: "Introduction: The Elemental Prance of Life1" and three of the twelve poems, see five of Michael Kelley's prints and the endpapers created from an image of one of my jacquard weavings. find it on Issue
What others are saying about And I Do Sing..
“Reflecting on the rage of having a lover torn away, Lewis envisions all tomorrow’s parties ended. A personal snapshot of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, And I Do Sing expresses the visceral intensity evoked by the loss of a lover, journeying forward to re-embrace life and memory. “
Catherine Jenkins has written two books, a poetry collection blood, love & boomerangs and a novel Swimming in the Ocean, both published by Insomniac Press.
“Like the very best rock songs that refuse to stop playing in your mind, the poems in And I Do Sing are powerfully musical and fiercely intelligent. They are helpless, tender, sometimes funny and lit by a rage akin to prayer. Lewis sings not just for himself but for all who have lost someone important for all the wrong reasons.”
Ursula Pflug is author of the novel Green Music and the story collection After The Fires http://ursulapflug.ca/index.htm
This "Souvenir" it is a rather silly collection of "postcards" inspired by my recent exhibition, travels and "Where's Waldo" It may also be your opportunity to make your very own Joe Lewis art and if you are inspired you might consider this a Mail Art call, though it will probably end up on-line rather then on a wall. But Hey! who knows?
Wish You Where Here
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