Archive for March, 2009

Fear of Clowns

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2009 by ecko

fear-of-clowns“Fear of Clowns” Copyright © 2008 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

From the newly published Book:  “Signs of Life, A Book of Visual Poetry” Copyright © 2009 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

To read a blown up version of this poem, please click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34092915@N05/3396258407/sizes/l/

For expanded preview and purchasing info:  http://www.lulu.com/content/5844132

Conspiracy Headache

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2009 by ecko

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“Conspiracy Headache” Copyright © 2009 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

Larger version:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/34092915@N05/3373942779/sizes/o/

Strawberry Skyline

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2009 by ecko

 

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“Strawberry Skyline” written by William B. Burkholder and visualized by John Ecko.  Copyright © 2008.  All rights reserved.

I met William last year at a wonderful online poetry forum called the “Poetry Coffee House”.  Good folk there.  He wrote this poem and I was inspired to give it an image.   I’ve done several other collaborations over there with some of the finest poets online.  Perhaps I will have the opportunity to share more of these as well as introduce you to these wonderful poets.  If you’re looking for a place to share your poetry with good people,  I recommend you stop by the coffee house:  http://www.helium.com/smf/index.php?board=35.0

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John Ecko meets Poet, William B. Burkholder

Posted in art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2009 by ecko

(A picture of William B. Burkholder on the left and myself on the right at William’s book signing at The Last Wordsmith Shoppe in North East, Pa)

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On Saturday the 14th I drove out to North East, PA for the book signing of fellow poet and friend, William B. Burkholder.  I had the priviledge to hear him read some of his wonderful poems as his words held us all captive and opened up in our thoughts in a very visual and personal way.   I have gotten to know William through his poetry and online conversations over the past year and it was a real honor to get a chance to meet him and listen as he read his works and spoke about what inspired them.  This was a very special day for me and the atmosphere and hospitality of the staff at The Last Wordsmith Shoppe added a bit of magic to this wonderful occasion.  I was encouraged to see such a warm reception to William’s poetry by all that attended with open hearts to his words and was thankful that such good places and people are still around that open their doors to poetry in such an ethusiastic way.   Lastly, the icing on the cake was when “The Hooligans” arrived to share their wonderful music about the history, humor and spirit of Ireland.   This was a good time through and through.  If you haven’t had the chance to read William’s work, I highly recommend you do so.  His poetry is inspiring.  You can read some of his works at the Poetry Coffee House on Helium:   http://www.helium.com/smf/index.php?board=35.0   He has written two books of poetry with a third one pending as well as a newly released CD of poetry entitled:  “Beyond The Gate”.   

“The Writer’s Sight” by William B. Burkholder:

http://www.amazon.com/Writers-Sight-William-B-Burkholder/dp/1424185718/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237183237&sr=1-1

“The Sower’s Tree” by William B. Burkholder:

http://www.amazon.com/Sowers-Tree-William-Burkholder/dp/143571332X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237183522&sr=1-1

“Beyond The Gate” CD by William B. Burkholder:

Contact William at:  nirvanasgate07@wowway.com  for more information about this CD.

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Nirvana’s Gate Poetry (William’s website):

http://www.freewebs.com/nirvanasgate/index.htm

Also, if you’re ever in the area of North East, PA and want to visit an excellent bookstore, check out The Last Wordsmith Shoppe:

http://www.lastwordsmith.com/

Terminal Reception

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2009 by ecko

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“Terminal Reception” Copyright © 2008 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

From the newly published Book:  “Signs of Life, A Book of Visual Poetry” Copyright © 2009 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

To read a blown up version of this poem, please click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34092915@N05/3332570540/sizes/l/

For expanded preview and purchasing info:  http://www.lulu.com/content/5844132

Lighthouse

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2009 by ecko

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“Lighthouse” Copyright © 2008 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

From the newly published Book:  “Signs of Life, A Book of Visual Poetry” Copyright © 2009 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

To read a blown up version of this poem, please click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34092915@N05/3340050453/sizes/l/

For expanded preview and purchasing info:  http://www.lulu.com/content/5844132

Dare To Live

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2009 by ecko

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“Dare To Live” Copyright © 2008 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

From the newly published Book:  “Signs of Life, A Book of Visual Poetry” Copyright © 2009 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

To read a blown up version of this poem, please click here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/34092915@N05/3334039516/sizes/l/

For expanded preview and purchasing info:  http://www.lulu.com/content/5844132