“A fireman puts out fires. An artist puts out artist statements.” So begins this entertaining poem by Annelyse Gelman, recited as any good ars poetica should be: in clown makeup, auditioning for the part of a poet who shares her name. The Vimeo description reads:
Poem and direction by Annelyse Gelman.
From the collection ‘Everyone I Love is a Stranger to Someone’ (Write Bloody, 2014).
Thanks to Rick “Tricky the Clown” Sahar for help with set and makeup.
The book is due out on April 4. Meanwhile, best of luck to Gelman in getting the part.