COLIN GOEDECKE aka The Floating Poet, is a plein air poet. Impressionist and expressionist 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 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: all 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 written; sometimes purely visual. I often record them. 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 realize and alchemize images on. 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. These 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 surprising discovery."