Girl Band of STEMs, is a lark, a careful ruse about a writer, who comments on her own stories. It is metafiction in a digital world. This, I would argue . . . The author writes a story about herself, writing a story about her Band, and the Band knows they’re in the story, about a story that interacts with you.  She writes a story, where her audience is her muse – may demand she change the ending, in an installation they build in space for dreams — on a loop . . .

The Band asked me to write tags for my work. Tags!  But, opportunity or  obstacle . . .  the Muse is insatiable — until it works.  Poets know that tick, when everything becomes art – in a second glance. Woodstock, was absolute freestyle in a digital world. I worked on it for weeks . . .  and wrote it Live one Saturday afternoon – five hundred revisions at least. Poets know that tick. I changed commas to periods and back again  – metaphors to imagery, slowed it down, sped it up. Reminisced. If you were there on that Saturday afternoon, Woodstock was a writer’s tick at work.   I wrote the hook on the 7th Street Bridge in Washington, DC.  Installed [Reserved][Reserved] when I lost my way.  Found the beat, marked the spot, and then it looked like a digital art installation, in spite of the implications — for structural functionalism in space. But my muse is pissed . . .

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EDUCATION:

BFA Northeastern University
CPM, SSGB George Washington University

EXPERIENCE:

United States Air Force
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ORGANIZATIONS:

ZICA Creative Arts & Literary Guild
Original Founding Member of the Boston Zone Poets
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