Tuesday, February 2, 2010

VISUAL DANCE POETRY! Author/Photographer Kathy Stemke


I'm just putting the finishing touches on my new photography/poetry book titled, Visual Dance Poetry. It is a dream come true for me. With my graduate work and experience in Communication Arts, Television Production, and my graduate work in dance education I have finally put together a book which features my poetry and photography. This book, which should be released in 2011, covers many subjects through the eyes of a dancer.

Table of contents:

3. FIRE DANCERS
4. AN EMPTY STAGE
5. THE STREAM
6. DANCE
7. SPRING DANCE
8. SUMMER SAMBA
9. FALL
10. WINTER
11. LAST DANCE
12. KRUMP WARRIOR
13. PLACES
14. I DANCE IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
15. TANGO LOVE
16. SNOW
17. DANCE WITH THE WIND
18. NIGHT SHADOWS
19. SWAN’S DANCE
20. PASO DOBLE DANCE
21. WAVES AT SEA
22. REJECTION

Here’s an example of my poetry.


KRUMP WARRIOR

 

I live, I breath, I krump

War drums pump my stomp

Punch the air, arm swings

Sweat pours out like tears

 

Urban giants flex muscles, hard

Pound this chest, this angry heart

Vicious pops, scars open, bleed

Cramped life, drug merchants, feel

 

Frustration feeds tribal kings

With beasty moves that kill

Attitudes, prison chains, and freaks

While I keep krumping free

 
Kathy Stemke's websites:
Moving Through all Seven Days link:http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/moving-through-all-seven-days/7386965#http://www.helium.com/users/406242.html
http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/237923/Kathy_stemke_dancekam.html
http://kathystemke.weebly.com
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5 comments:

Mayra Calvani said...

I didn't know you were working on this, Kathy! Sounds like a wonderful project!

Suzanne Lieurance said...

Hey, Kathy,

I was lucky enough to see some of the pages of this book last month. It's beautiful. Congratulations!

kathy stemke said...

Thanks ladies. This project has a special place in my heart!

Margaret Fieland said...

Kathy, congratulations on finishing this project. I'm thrilled to see it all come together. The photos are amazing and so are the poems.

Peggy

kathy stemke said...

Thanks, Peggy, for all your help.