In 2017 My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition was published as a greatly expanded full-length edition of my 2015 Bottlecap Press chapbook, My Posey Taste Like.
My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition is a concept album inspired by Lana Del Rey composed of surreal landscapes and insincerity masked as sincerity and vice versa and limbo is always a place on earth with you with you with you.
I was recently contacted via instagram by filmmaker, Hunter Way, who had read a poem I had published in Lumen Magazine (which was later published in My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition) and wanted to make a video inspired by the poem. Here is Hunter Way’s artistic statement:
“To me, this poem gave insight into how relationships play out in today’s world. There’s no contact, and everything is represented by something else. Everything’s communicated through different texts, and moods, and everything’s somewhat vague. I attempted to visually isolate these characters’ identities, and use modern technology/communication as a way to accent the barriers between people’s everyday lives.”
Just for the record, I love getting these types of requests! I love that fact that anyone would want to interact with my work at all, and then to make something inspired by it is really quite complimentary.
Hunter Way submitted the short video for a film class, and received a good grade on it. Please check the video out here: