COLIN GOEDECKE aka The Floating Poet, is a plein air poet. impressionist, expressionist ~ and revealist ~ in word and image. Of the deeper poetry, energy, essence ~ and presence ~ inside landscapes and lifescapes. A poet not only of the open, but of praise and surprise, intimacy and possibility. He's also a first kind of Poetorialist, who creates and curates bodies, new world alchemies, of written, spoken and visual poetry. Like "Ultramarine," for the 2017 America's Cup, and "Peace-ability," for the 2018 Winter Olympics. And in 2020, “A~Rising,” for the Tokyo Summer Olympics. As well as experiential traveling exhibitions of evocative imagery and stories brought, with voice and stagecraft, to poetic life for each audience. Enlivening readings, public and private. And poetic voicings ~ like a soul-searching live voice, at Princeton University, as the creature, as part of the “Frankenread,“ on the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (or The Modern Prometheus). And invitingly immersive experiences for small groups and spirit-nurturing for solo individuals, guided by Colin, that open them to the poetry and poetic vibrancy of their being, and daily living. He is honored to serve as poet laureate of The Truce Foundation of the United States, and available to serve other organizations in this role, as a poetic voice, spirit, that infuses, inspires and elevates their people, culture and the consciousness of everyone in their orbit.
"Most poems find me. Their stories. 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 moved, intuitively, to enter and express them in written and/or visual language.
To arrive at the imagery, I use a wonderfully small-scale digital camera, and an iPhone ~ as my 'fourth eyes,' to provide a starting point, another kind of canvas, that I alchemize from; working with existing elements, whatever's before me, and always with immediacy; and from there shifting magnitudes of light, shadow, contrast."
"I’m seeking the animate and the painterly; the wild aliveness of the world around us; openings into the beauty, intimacy, mystery of nature; being human, and discovering newly unfolding territory of our selves and lives; next frontiers for the heart, spirit and imagination to cross.”
“...this has led to outpourings of expressions, including many series, diverse in feeling and focus. Among the latest, Behind the Curtain, a show of 'theatre on paper,' a multi-sensory experience that made its debut in Spring 2018 in New York. Which will be traveling colorfully around the country, East to West, and to Canada in 2019. Another experiential show, open air, Below the Waterline, also made its debut; a waterside son (et voix) et lumiere revealing the deeper poetry and mysteries of Nature flowing under our surface-seeing." Colin will be a lead cultural contributor in 2020 for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, through the Princeton, New Jersey-based Truce Foundation of the US and his continuing role there as poet laureate.
"I’m glad to be able to reveal the 'Poetisphere' ever present and resonant around and inside us. So others can enter and experience it, can see, feel and savor the poetry of their being, and the poetic intimacy and vibrancy of their daily living. Especially the dimensions that are unlived or unexplored; so deserving of our touching and tapping into."