Over the weekend, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s recent Kickstarter campaign made its goal of $300,000 and was closing in on $370,000 with five days to go at the time of this posting. It looks to me like it might end up just beyond the $400,000 mark.
My girlfriend and I supported the campaign to make Endless Poetry a reality, and I’ve been posting to the film’s poetry archive via Twitter. I don’t write poetry as often as I do critical writing, songwriting, blogging etc. I usually feel moved to actually practice poetry with more attention in the fall, but this year that didn’t really happen.
I’m really happy that this Jodorowsky archive has popped up as its given me a framework and a set of rules for writing poems and I’ve found it to be completely engaging. People think writer’s block denotes a lack of ideas, but, in fact it’s usually an abundance of ideas that stops the process, and it’s often limits and lacking that finally stoke the fires again. Of course, Twitter poetry is nothing new and I’m sure lots of poets have found the character limit inspiring — a Silicon Valley haiku of sorts. Search #EndlessPoetryMyPoem on Twitter to find my verses and read through the other intense, lovely, hilarious words on offer there.
Consider throwing a few bucks to the Kickstarter campaign before it’s over. Here’s the magician himself talking about money and desire at a Zen center in Japan…