COLIN GOEDECKE aka The Floating Poet, is a plein air poet. Impressionist, expressionist ~ and "immersionist" ~ in word and image. Of momentness. Of place, gesture, light, energy, color. Of landscapes and lifescapes. A poet not only of the open, but also of praise and possibility; surprise and serendipity. Who brings and reveals deeper presence. He is also a new kind of Poetorialist, who creates and curates alchemies of written, spoken and visual poetry. Like "Ultramarine," for the 35th America's Cup, and "Peace-ability," for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. And is honored to serve as poet laureate of The Truce Foundation of the United States.
"Most poems find me; arrive suddenly, unexpectedly, when I'm out in the world and the wilds of living. Where they often wash in like watercolors: fresh, fluid, luminous. Where I'm inspired, with an innocent eye, to distill and embody the experience in a language I and others can use to enter, re-enter, experience and re-experience them. Sometimes that's in written form; sometimes purely visual. I often record them, spoken word. For the imagery, I use a small camera, and an iPhone ~ as my 'fourth eyes,' to provide a starting point, another kind of canvas I can alchemize images on; reveal things under the surface. I work with them all intuitively; mainly with shifts of magnitudes of light, highlight, shadow and contrast. I often behold the poetry of these moments as paintings, not photographs. As sensate scenes that are never still, that radiate a living energy, felt essence; that evoke an atmosphere, a story, maybe a mystery; that invite a reverie, or some next, surprising discovery."