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Braeden Dillenbeck
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United States
With each week that goes by, I feel that I've lived the length of a lifetime.
In the end, all that will matter is how we treated each other.

Chapbook, Dead Cello, Put-Pockets

Journal Entry: Tue May 13, 2014, 11:51 AM
I am officially done with my undergraduate degree in English, Literature, and Writing. Now that I have no homework, I am overcome with restlessness so I've been throwing myself into my own writing and reading projects. I am very nearly ready to start printing my first chapbook of poems. I've finally decided on which ones to include and am declaring them all finished regardless of what nagging revisions might be left knocking around in the back of my brain. I've been working on these poems for years now and I think it's due time I let them go. I have a few more new poems I'd like to write and include, but I'm hoping to be done with that by the end of the month. I will have plenty of hand-made physical copies to send out to people before the summer is over! That being said, I'm going to update/re-submit a bunch of the poem I have up here to reflect their final revisions. 

In other news, my cello is dead. The neck snapped clean off in a tragic fall. It literally tipped over in it's case and was no more. I've left it with a luthier who says he and his crew can repair it. Let's hope that's true otherwise I'm going to lose my mind with no cello to play. 

In other, other news, my girlfriend and I have started a blog called where we document our poetic shenanigans. Our goal with these acts of poetic mischief is to use poems to awaken and surprise the people who come across them. Poetry has changed our lives more than words can say, and we want to share that with other people in whatever small ways we can. Whether that be hiding poems in easter eggs and balloons, leaving jars of free poems out, or outright taping poems to the doors of every house in the neighborhood, we want to make connections. Poetry can be an isolating experience, but it can also be a very communal one - sharing potent words is one of the most meaningful things we can do with each other even if done anonymously. We want beauty to be flowing between people unexpectedly and without warning. We want more poetry and more poetic experiences in the world. Also, we don't want to be the only ones doing this. If you have any poetic shenanigans of your own, document them and submit them to put-pockets! Steal our ideas! Spread them around! 

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  • Mood: Bewildered
  • Listening to: Rasputina
  • Reading: The Bell Jar

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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:huggle: Thanks so much for the fave(s)! :huggle:
Danyasaur Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
So, the other night in my dream, I was reading a book of poetry as I wandered around an old two-story house, and had the distinct thought that what I was reading was a favorite of yours. Interestingly enough, it was two poems, with one being the answer or completion of the first. I wish I could remember it, but it was gone the moment I woke up. 
It made me ponder the mad possibility of reading a poem in a dream you'd never read with waking eyes. Though, in all likelihood, it was just a pile of word mulch spat out by my brain. Elegant loogies of the mind; they always go spectral in the sun.
Crafedo-Esquire Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Writer
My sincerest apologies for taking like five years to respond on here. 

That is an incredible dream though. I've often marveled at our brain's abilities to simulate language during dreams. So many times I've been reading or writing things in my sleep, and in those nether-moments they are full of brilliance and complexity and then get spat into my waking mind as said loogies ;) I like the idea of two poems being in dialogue like that. I'll have to experiment with such forms, as should you.

How is your life as of late, Danya? 

Also, since I have your attention, would it be at all possible for me to get your mailing address? I have a package of sorts I'd like to send your way in the near future. 
Danyasaur Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
For sure. I never quite get to the point of pulling those things into my waking mind. I can't tell you how many times I've heard music in my dreams, only to wake up and it's gone. It's an odd feeling every time. Like catching something in the corner of your eye, but never quite seeing it.

My life has been very boring as of late. I've been helping with the house, since we're trying to sell it and move. But aside from that it mostly feels like biding time. Hopefully yours has been more exciting!

My address will shortly be in your private messages.
FaintSketches Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Writer
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Crafedo-Esquire Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Writer

Awww of course I will!

:rose: :heart: :hug: :hug: :hug: :heart: :rose:

FaintSketches Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Writer
counting-vertebrae Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much for the watch and favorite! :heart:
Crafedo-Esquire Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Writer
You are most welcome! :)
ruffled-wings Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fave, it is much appreciated! ^^
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