Marry Well

My wife, Tyler, blows me away sometimes.  Not only is she graciously supportive of a husband prone to disappearing to write poems for strangers, but she is also a an incredibly talented artist as well.  Recently, she painted wedding invitations our friends Remi and Nu.  Since many of Remi's family members hail from France, while many of Nu's relatives are from Vietnam, Tyler painted them a three-panel, multilingual invitation that everyone could enjoy.

Not only did Tyler put together a beautiful invitation that reflected Remi and Nu's interests and personalities, but she also hand painted a unique place card for every guest who came to the wedding.  The place cards represented fond memories and stories from the many places that Remi and Nu have explored together.  The France table had cards with champagne and pastries.  The San Francisco table had the Golden Gate bridge.  The Chicago table had live jazz, and something called the "Hot Dog King."  

All in all my creative, wonderful, crazy wife painted almost seventy miniature masterpieces.  You can check them all out at her website, tylre.com, which also features a number of her other projects and miscellaneous creations.

Watching Tyler make art is one of my favorite things in the world.  Her work inspires me to push myself and try new things.  She understands the ups and downs of being creative.  She encourages me when I'm frustrated and is my biggest supporter when things are going well.  Basically, I married well and though I'd get a little braggy about it.  I also think you'll love her art, so check it out!

June Pop-Up at Sola

I'll be typing poems this Saturday, June 14, at Sola Coffee Cafe in tree-shrouded North Raleigh, North Carolina, America.  Get there between 8:30 and 11:00 AM and you can get yourself a fresh-typed poem on a subject of your choosing, including but not limited to the following:

  • Pesticidal Fumigation
  • Fresh Salmon
  • Your Father's rubber-sole dress shoes
  • The projection of one's consciousness across the planes of time & space once appropriately uninhibited by wakeful self-awareness
  • Easter-egg Hunts gone wrong
  • The Women of Oregon
  • mis-translated tattoos
  • Ribbon dance insinuations

Please stop by should you have the time and inclination.  You could do much worse on a Saturday morning in North Raleigh than enjoy a coffee at Sola.

Sola Pop-up

I'll be at Sola Coffee Cafe in North Raleigh this Saturday, May 10th, at their May Pop-up Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.  I had a blast typing there last month and am looking forward to doing it again.  Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Sunday, May 11th is Mother's Day
  • you are only human and as such have inadvertently neglected to arrange some kind of loving gesture for your own dear mother
  • an original poem typed on a subject or from a prompt of your choosing can be yours for a mere five dollars, American
  • I will gladly write a poem about yo momma
  • I will gladly be writing a number of poems about a number of mommas this Saturday
  • I will be glad to write a much better poem if your prompt is more specific than "for mother"
  • you can only get your mother an edible arrangement so many years in a row

That's it.  I'll see you all Saturday!  Come early, stay late, drink coffee, buy stuff.

Sola is the best.  You will enjoy their Pop-up Market.