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Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections
In 2000, I got the POETIC EXPRESS into the early stages of the new millennium. It was a crazy year for me due to health problems. Most of the year, I was out of a job. There was more time being a full-time artist. I did work for the U.S. census. That was really interesting. In October, I spent my birthday in New York. I did a public art project and had a public screening of a short film starring my puppets.
Number 1 has a rubber stamp drawing. Number 3 deals with articles of clothing and includes a paper cutout shape. Number 4 has another "headline poem" collaged in the dada "tradition."
Numbers 21 and 22's 14th annual Emotional Digest includes explorations of extremes including laughter, love, crying, and terror. Also included is a poem called projected early yearnings.
Numbers 24 and 25 make up the 14th annual Dedications Issues including poems for three Surrealist artists. For Jean Arp, I sought refuge. For Joan Miro, I found a time trigger puzzle. For Victor Brauner, there was a pirate song. For actress Mary Pickford, I wrote silver cinema. Then there were two photographers. For Robert Capa, I wrote Black, White & Grey. For Tina Modotti, I wrote snap. For Miles Davis, I wrote the leap. For comedian Stan Laurel, there was a Rocking Chair Dream. Then there was a dual dedication to artists Vincent Van Gogh and Louise Bourgeois called the artist's paradox. Number 19 has a poem called Parker dedicated to Mr. Charles Parker, genius musician.
Personal Favorites: Number 6's anniversary, Number 8's The Management of Hands, and Number 7's wet eyes.
SURREAL THEATRE favorites include Numbers 4, 6 (in pencil), 12, and 20.