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16/17 Seaon Artist Markeith Wiley on Psychic Radio Star Nov 5, 2016

Artist Markeith Wiley was kind enough to let us post his post-Psychic Radio Star thoughts:

Psychic Radio Star or why my left brain had to separate itself from my right brain.

Left brain was like, where did you get that ladder, I know that shadow is a projection, I know this breathing is going to evolve into something that will collapse in on itself in such a beautiful way.

Right brain was left dreaming, watching EZ's (Ezra) body extend from this highest point to his mouth. Making his movements bigger than I've ever seen.

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Psychic Radio Star: The Self Is Born Nov 4, 2016

To witness Ezra Dickinson’s newest performance is to be invited into the birthing room, to be led by the hand behind the white curtain to witness raw emergence and then, after one birth, a rebirth, and another, and another.

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The Physical and the Psychic Nov 4, 2016

Dudes, there are some heavy themes in Ezra Dickinson’s Psychic Radio Star - mental illness, police violence, alienation, the struggle that defines life, reincarnation. Instead of discussing these, I’ll talk about the themes of revealing and concealing, and the unseen unsettling forces that shape our actions - namely, the people included by choice or circumstance in our lives.

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"...a celestial, post-mortem ascendance" - The Seattle Times previews Psychic Radio Star Nov 4, 2016

Brendan Kiley at the Seattle Times on Ezra Dickinson's Psychic Radio Star:

Ezra Dickinson makes gifts for his mother — gifts she’s never seen, and maybe never will.

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Zoe | Juniper Ekphrasis: Strength and Grace But Why // Studies in Vulnerability by Michelle Peñaloza Oct 21, 2016

Response from Michelle Peñaloza, OtB Writers Corps Ambassador

Place your feet upon my chest                       leap forward blind

Stop stop stop              get it right, her therapist’s here

 

let’s begin again

            the fourth border: a cylinder refracted in fringe

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The Gold of Potentiality Oct 7, 2016

response by NKO Rey, OtB Writers Corps Ambassador

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Harold and the little brown mushrooms Oct 7, 2016

poem by Daemond Arrindell, OtB Writers Corps Ambassador

harold has grown up. He calls himself alan now, 

and traded in his purple crayon for little brown mushrooms.

his imagination is still as wild as the blank wall let him be

harold doesn’t draw on the walls anymore, he’s too busy tripping on mushrooms

outside, with his friends - the spirits, and the chicken that lays the [golden] eggs,

 

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[Ode to] Little Brown Mushrooms Oct 7, 2016

Review by Michelle Peñaloza, OtB Writers Corps Ambassador

Alan Sutherland’s Little Brown Mushrooms is part inside joke, part memoir-dreamscape, part praise poem, part science lesson, part how-to, naturalist lecture, part self-help lesson, part life affirmation, and part Public Service Announcement on the merits of psychedelics, experimentation, and the outdoors.

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Journey Back Home Sep 24, 2016

Verdensteatret Bridge over Mud is a perfect theater, the one that reminds of theater Edward Gordon Craig’s evokes in his essay “The Actor and the Ubermarionette.” “If you can find in nature a new material, one which has never been used by man to give form to his thoughts,” writes Craig, “then you can say that you are on the high road towards creating a new art. For you have found that by which you can create it.” (EGC, “The Actor and the Ubermarionette”, The Mask, Vol. 1. p.

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"If a City Could Have a Nightmare, It Would Look Like Bridge Over Mud" - The Stranger Previews Verdensteatret Sep 23, 2016

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