Thank you for reading Stumbling along the sidewalk: It’s a bumpy world out there! I appreciate you taking the time to check out my blog, which originally started out as a spiritual and emotional journey set out in poetry. It covers struggles, reflections, and joys. You can now find all kinds of writing and visual art here.
I have been writing poetry for over 30 years, having a painting published in Elephants and other Gods and poetry and short essay published in Sonburst, an informal collection of art and literature I edited and contributed to for Florida State University InterVarsity Christian Fellowship back in 1995, approximately.
In 2011, I published several poems in an anthology by “Big Bend Poets” of North Florida, called, Along the Forgotten Coast: Selected Poems. I also published my own collection of poetry and “unpoetry” in my book called Stumbling Along the Sidewalk: It’s a bumpy world out there. Both are available on Amazon.com. For mine, just click on the picture of the book on the sidebar under “Buy my poetry book!”
I have been happily married to my wife, Jackie, for over 20 years, hoping for many more. She has stuck with me through many ups and downs, and I couldn’t do what I do without her.
I love art in all its forms. I graduated from Florida State University in 1998 with a B.A. in Humanities, concentrating in English Literature and emphasizing the 20th Century. I studied, but did not, unfortunately, master Latin, German and Spanish. I took courses in art, music, philosophy, creative writing, and of course, English Literature.
I shared an art show at Florida State University Student Union Art Gallery in 1996 with two other artists. My part was called, Abstract Splattings, Shredded Views. At this show, I displayed abstract expressionist paintings and what I call “unpoetry”, a form of poetry that I devised myself using what I consider a unique method of writing based on a constant turning from immediate thoughts and words to similar words or opposite words, many having the same letter as the beginning of the word or rhyming with the previous word. It is a kind of poetry that I still continue to write, and which I have now published in my own book. Examples of this kind of “anti-poetry” can be viewed under the menu item “Unpoetry” at the top of the screen. [My unpoetry has evolved over the years, to accommodate syntax or sensical meaning, occasionally]
I also do marker drawing, occasional watercolor painting, and experiments with sculpture and mixed media. Many appear under the menu category, Visual Art.
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Gordon S. Bowman III (gsb3)