he said I don’t read poetry
there’s something about poetry that irks me
so he wrote a poem about it
to let the world know how he felt
and moved an object
of my choice
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Stuart Sherman who died in 2001. He created a unique form of theatre/performances he called spectacles. They involved the manipulation of common objects. He was also a film/video maker, visual artist and poet. In a documentary on Sherman by Deacon an interviewee made the comment about poetry irking him.
Grant Guy is a Winnipeg, Canada, theatremaker and poet. He has 6 books published and his poems and stories have been published internationally online and as hard copy. He was the 2004 recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council’s Award of Distinction and the 2015 Winnipeg Arts Council 'Making A Difference' Reward.