Gordon Adams
Gordon Adams's Fundraiser

My poetry is not an escape from reality. It is deep "reality" in touch with mystery, opening up spaces in the universe.

Follow me as I explore the caverns of meaning and mystery, touching the truth, and support creative poetry through Tupelo

$800 towards $500

My bio:

I am an activist, writer, actor and poet. For nearly 50 years I worked in the worlds of politics and policy, in the jungle of national security, much of it in Washington, DC. In the so-called "real world," much of which is artificial, an arena of struggle and un-truth, a battle for influence and power. For more than 15 years, I have been an actor, though as the Bard says, "all the world is a stage." Theater is an opportunity to probe the depths of meaning and mystery in life as a "poor player that struts and frets his (or her) hour upon the stage and then is heard no more."

Poetry is the opportunity to admit my own muse and follow where she leads me, touching many parts of my world. Mine has been published, mostly on-line, or simply rendered to the universe gratis, over the past 20 years.

This opportunity is provided by Tupelo Press, where I will join other poets pushing the edge of creativity. Help Tupelo continue to provide a space for creative work through the financial support you give this monthly effort - a effort that happens 12 times a year. They are non-profit and provide a unique space for creativity.

You get a "twofer" - inspiring me and supporting Tupelo. My free gift back is what I will write.

In addition, I am offering two "challenges" this month. The first: each donor of $25 or more will receive a direct e-mail from me about my poetry-writing process. Each lucky $40 donor will have the opportunity to propose a topic on which I will write a poem. Put me to work!

My statement

I hope the work I create for the next 30 days in March, as the dark mystery of winter transitions into the openings of spirit and nature that are spring, will inspire and provoke. Creating it means walking a dark path, one I create as I walk. As Antonio Machado put it: "no hay camino, se hace camino al andar." Like my life, each step is a new discovery; the path emerges as I walk. Hopefully, what comes will be more than a "tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing."