Archive for May, 2009

John Ecko at The Last Wordsmith Shoppe on May 30th

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On Saturday, May 30th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, I’ll be signing and reading from my new book of visual poetry:   “Signs of Life” at The Last Wordsmith Shoppe in North East, Pennsylvania.  (Just passed Erie)  

Address and event details:   http://www.lastwordsmith.com/

I’m really excited for I’ll have a chance to share some new stuff from an upcoming release of traditional works and prose under my given name, as well as poems from my present book.  I would be ecstatic to meet you folks that have been following my work.  Look forward to seeing you then.

John

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“Signs of Life, A Book of Visual Poetry” Copyright © 2009 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

“Signs of Life” is a unique collection of visual/concrete poems that stretch the imagination, taking the reader on a journey beneath the surface of man. From love to hate, politics to religion, the beautiful to the macabre; this book explores the many footprints left by the human race for the better, and sometimes the worse.

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Beneath Freedom’s Skies

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

Beneath Freedom's Skies

 

 

A MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE

For the men and women who sacrifice so much for the freedom we so easily take for granted. 

“Beneath Freedom’s Skies” 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.

Red Shirt Blues (A Star Trek Tribute)

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

 

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“Red Shirt Blues”  Copyright © 2009 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

  I just saw the new Star Trek movie and was very impressed.  It was action packed, humorous and full of heart.  I haven’t seen a decent Trek film in  a while and this one was refreshing.  I can’t say it was the best one.  Star Trek 2 “The Wrath of Kahn” is still the best one (in my opinion).  But this new one is on the right track.  Definitely worth seeing if you are an old trekkie like myself or even if you’ve never seen any of them.  I thought the cast did an excellent job playing younger versions of those classic characters.  Well done J. J. Abrams. 

This was my attempt at visualizing a battle scene between the Enterprise and a Klingon Bird of Prey.  The poem itself, “Red Shirt Blues” is based off the old joke from the original TV series where everytime Captain Kirk and team beam down to a strange planet, the poor souls wearing red shirts almost always end up dead (with the exception of Scotty…don’t know how he pulled that off…lol)

John Ecko at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ohio on May 16th

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On Saturday, May 16th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, I’ll be joining forces with “Asylum Designz” down at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Painesville, Ohio.

I’ll be selling autographed copies of my new book and my partner in crime for the afternoon will be selling her hand crafted jewelry.  if you like concrete poetry or just want to see some amazing jewelry by “Asylum Designz” please stop by.  

If I don’t see you there you can still purchase my book online at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, or Lulu.   Just click any of the links off to the right.  We’re expecting a pretty big turn out and there will be many others selling various items as well, flea market style.   I hope to see you there.

-ecko

Address for the Lake County Fairgrounds1301 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, OH  44077

http://www.mapquest.com/

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Cover Image from John’s new book, “Signs of Life” Copyright © 2008 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

“Signs of Life” is a unique collection of visual/concrete poems that stretch the imagination, taking the reader on a journey beneath the surface of man. From love to hate, politics to religion, the beautiful to the macabre; this book explores the many footprints left by the human race for the better, and sometimes the worse.

“Asylum Designz” features jewelry for the young and young at heart.  She designs fun and whimsical pieces from an eclectic variety of materials. If you like Kitsch, Kawaii, Scene, or Retro you will love her stuff. Asylum Designz is all about fun and retaining your childhood.  Too many people take life way too seriously and it weighs them down and ages them faster. Don’t be one of them, remind yourself everyday of the whimsy in life. Wear something fun.

You can visit her online store at: 
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6721844
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Small World

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2009 by ecko

Small World

 

“Small World” 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.