Art is very important. The President of the United States of America likes art. Artists make art to promote world peace, stop hunger, spread beauty, and for art. There are many other reasons too. Most artists will gladly enter a conversation about art. Some will gladly not. Who are those artists and why? And would they not talk to the President of the United States of America about art?
Soup cans and smiles can be art. Leonardo Da Vinci was an artist. He painted, doodled, dissected, and built machines. He is most famous for his art. The art he is most famous for is the art of the smile. He painted a smile. It took one whole painting just to get up the guts to paint such a tiny smile. His shoes will be hard to fill, if ever.
Poets write art. The written way of art is as old as anyone alive today. That’s very old. Even though the art is very old, many of the poets themselves are very young. Let’s look at some.
Walt Whitman. spelled his name with a period. The period stood for eternity.
Mina Loy gave oral sex to men and women to name a few.
Wallace Stevens tried to perform fellatio on many women and ended up becoming a lawyer.
Gerald Manly Hopkins changed his middle name to manly long before cops were invented.
Gertrude Stein gave his greatest speeches in the shower.
The only lives to rival those of poets in audacity are those of babies. Babies come from an unknown world into this one and often learn how to talk. Even the President of the United States of America likes babies. He kisses them cheeky to tell the difference between them and poets.
DeWitt Brinson killed the Exquisite Corpse. He uses poetry readings to hide his massive drug syndicate. No, he doesn't. Look for him now in >kill author, Mud Luscious, PANK, and soon in Clockwise Cat and Planet Formerly Known as Earth.