SELF-PORTRAIT by Howie Good.


1
Bless the suicides
who live short lives
of appalling cold.
And bless me.
I drink heavily enough
to be a poet.

2
Words yell and sigh
like wild boys of twelve
racing on ten-speeds
into the vast,
monotonous sunlight
bordered by green.

3
Back from the country of the dead
with a chest-length rabbinical beard
and purplish bruises
where the eyes should be.
Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011), as well as numerous print and digital poetry chapbooks, including most recently Inspired Remnants from Red Ceilings Press and The Penalty for Trying from Ten Pages Press.

Happy Birthday by Ryan Thompson.

Happy Birthday from mutuallymade on Vimeo.

By Ryan Thompson. Happy Birthday received Best Short at the 2009 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival. Music by The Monks and Happy Apple.

facebook.com/​mutuallymade

Mutually Made is a network of people dedicated to making art and film the impassioned pursuit of their lives. The idea is to create an online community based on personal face to face relationships and connections. With artists spread across the country the mutually made online community provides a space where members can communicate and help promote each others projects. Taking from the old maxim “strength in numbers” individual mutually made artists share their support base, making it possible to reach much larger audiences.

See our other blogs

Mutually Made Projects: Find out about the newest projects from mutually made embers

Mutually Made Blog: With articles written by MM members about anything and everything

and visit our website: www.mutuallymade.org

MORE FILMS.