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Poetry of James Brown

As a warning: there may be obscene language or graphic visions in these poems. ie... not for young kids.

Heh, don't be distressed, I am perfectly fine. I often find it easier to write about the painful things. The beautiful things I usually paint. These poems often reflect half truths - exaggerations of real life experiences. (For example, I am neither a heroine addict nor a schizophrenic. I think.) So take them for what they are: works of art and feeling - hopefully an interesting description of the world around us. Enjoy.


   They speak to me.

Mixed 05-06

   Of the Growth
   Self Portrait
   The Bull

Online Poems

   April 23 1998 Ryan's B-day tomorrow.
   Brown Powder Dreams and the Nod
   Crystal Spectacles
   Cutting the Strings
   Dragon's Peak
   Journey Up the Mountain
   One More Try
   For Someone Unknown, 1990
   The Giver
   The Lonely Crab
   The Purple petals Poem

Audio Poems

'Mike'Size 3,380 K.
This poem in wave format was written for my friend Mike who died of cancer a few years ago. It is accompanied by some fiddle music by Jon Benfield. You can check out some of his music at the link below.

Misc. writing

   Thoughts on life and conciousness - 11/21/2003.
   Trail, blur of fact and fiction.
   Thud and the Oneness
   The Transcending Stair

Contacting the Artist

I'm usually easy to get ahold of by email, and am happy to try and answer any questions or simply to talk art. If you have questions about a specific work or exhibition please feel free to call me. I'm also pretty liberal with my copywrite if it's for a good cause or personal, documentary, or informational use.


Washington State
(206) 306-3656