The book I See Red is a collection of both biographical moments & fictional moments. Both types of moments equally as real.
When poetry is published, bound to its ink & sheets of paper, it is left at the sake of the reader - it no longer becomes the words
of the poet alone, it becomes a collaboration between what was intended by the writer and what is intended by the reader.
When poetry is performed, the words take shape in the mouths and the bodies of each performer. The poem becomes them.
And it is not until then, that an audience member perceives - perhaps not just a poem, but a fellow individual.
And thus the poem, now with delicate skin & brittle bone, becomes real. Performed poetry is no longer a
collaboration between two, but a collaboration between all who are present in a room. The words are not longer
to be read, they are to become.