Thank you for checking out these photos by John Blackley – our resident Australian and one of the members of Fraction: an online platform where fans and friends of Levi The Poet can sign up, not only to receive exclusive writing and content, but to submit work of their own to be discussed and considered for publication – be it the poem by Christian Mack last month, or this photo set.
To the sons and the daughters who’s fathers have been stolen – whether by others or themselves or the nature of the knowledge of good and evil – welcome to the family...
We are only releasing 25 of the Not Floating Alone T-Shirts in white as pictured above, and will never print them again. They are being pressed as we speak, and we will pay them forward to you as soon as we receive them, here.
If you are able to join us at an upcoming date on the Summer '17 Tour with Keyoung, we'll have an alternate version of this design available for you there. As for the posters, I hope you love them. I've got one of my own hanging in the hallway of my house. I need the reminder as much as anyone.
Today, I wanted to highlight an amazing artist and friend, Caleb Davis – aka. @Trash_Flower_ – specifically related to his work on my newest release: ANXIETY.
Today, I am pleased to announce our upcoming Summer '17 Tour with fellow spoken-word artist and friend, Keyoung. This tour will feature brand new and unreleased material from Levi The Poet, as well as a combination of poetry and songs from Correspondence (a fiction) and other previous albums. Keyoung will be performing material that can be heard here.
I wrote “ANXIETY” in conjunction Mental Health Awareness Month and To Write Love On Her Arms – hoping that it could be an explanation extended to those wondering what the word means. Or perhaps it could resonate with others like me—an attempt at empathy that gives breath to suffocating lungs. Like the way that—even if it is in seasons of despair—knowing we’re not alone in them somehow breeds hope and resuscitates us.
My mom drinks Barley Green in the morning, and then uses the same cup to eat her granola and yogurt, and then uses the same cup to drink orange juice, and then wonders what my sister and I are talking about when we tell her it’s disgusting.
Today, I'm pleased to share with you an incredible poem by Christian Mack. Every month, I will be featuring a piece of art submitted by our Fraction members – be it poetry, photography, painting, video, etc. Whatever your craft, I'd love to see it. Check out Fraction today for an opportunity to see your work here come May, and please give Christian all the love possible for his piece here.
I will be hosting the first of our monthly Fraction Hangouts tomorrow night – Thursday, April 6th, at 6pm Mountain Time Zone. Here's your invitation...
Today, I am giving you the option of a Monthly Fraction Membership. But I'm going to give you a lot more with it...
The release of Fraction yesterday was amazing! Thank you!Honestly, I wasn’t 100% sure about what to expect, but I've been really encouraged by your excitement. So many of you showed your support for the LTP Weekly and the rest of what Levi The Poet is through joining Fraction.
Introducing Fraction. Every single one of us is a part of the whole – and that includes you. You matter. I tell you as often as I can. This project is also a part of the whole of what Levi The Poet is – and not only will Fraction provide the resources necessary to make the Weekly a self-sustaining project, it will help fuel the creation of new albums, poems, videos, books, studio time and more.
Tomorrow, I'm going to introduce you to something brand new... but I need your help, first.
The mark of a good book is not that it left you warm and fuzzy at its conclusion – the mark of a good book is that no matter what sort of response it elicits, the nerve is thoroughly pinched.
I often base my top albums of the year off of the memories that I have associated with listening to them. I feel like what you are about to read will not be as much a review of each of these albums, as it will be a reminiscing of the times that I experienced them, and the things that most affected me in those moments.
You invited me to lay my burdens at your feet, and rest. I chose to clothesline them like trophies between the nails, instead.
To those of you who have been asking for this video: I hope you love it. I hope you're able to spend time with friends and family today. Watch it with them. And if you find the holidays hard, or yourself alone... there's plenty of pain wrapped up in this poem, and you're not alone in that, either.
Three years ago, my friend Kris Rochelle (Listener / Red Sweater Lullaby / normal human being) suggested that we plan a Christmas tour. I thought it was genius. It was an opportunity for us, as friends, to get to spend time together, and to spend a good amount of that time with the people who've literally made our projects possible as a poet and musician who get to share our art with the world... at a Christmas party.
We captured the F|W 16 line of what will be an expanding LTP Essentials collection in the East Downtown (EDO) district of our city. EDO is a small neighborhood along Historic Route 66, just east of the railroad tracks that split Albuquerque from the South, and run North as far as Santa Fe. It's a unique spot, architecturally, in an up-and-coming part of town that boasts beauty and color like no other part of town.
I had the chance to sit down with Josh & Andy to have what turned out to be a pretty vulnerable and candid conversation about the relationships that exist between artists and fans, what it feels like to know that those relationships are directly connected to sustaining a livable income, thoughts on a person’s online persona as it relates to professionalism and the risks taken to be a genuine human being, and identity and worth as they relate to what we do and who we are.