• being a poet

    tidal pools unsplashThose of us who are drawn to words, word play and word association are aware that there is a world that exists just beyond the imagination, or in a place with dreams, feelings and words intersect. This is a magical place where anything can happen just because you say it can. I love this pursuit, it keeps my life constantly interesting and it is one of the reasons I decided to create RichPoet.com. I am very excited to be able to interview one of the Rich Poets that I personally know. The reason is, the project of RichPoet.com as I perceive it, as I conceived it, is to share the pathways poets have trod that make them feel rich. Stay tuned for this up and coming podcasty kind of project. I promise, more soon!

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  • Tap in to Your Inner Beat

    Release the beat within. Feel comfortable picking up any percussion instrument and adding it to anything you do.

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  • Performance Poetry

    Work with me to bring your poems off the page and onto the stage.

    With over 20 years experience I will teach you how to wow audiences and overcome everything from your writer’s block to your stage fright.

    Learn how to free your voice, your mind and your body to access the full experience of public speaking.

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  • Poetree & Percussion Playshops

    poetree & percussion playshops

    bring the excitement & focus of creative writing, wordplay, movement, percussion & performance to your classroom.

    teachers learn new techniques watching the facilitator, trained educator, mother and spoken word artist, Angela “Ayla” Heeds, introduce new group focussing & creative output elements  to the class.

    Now Available for 2016 bookings! Make your own drum workshop can also be added plus deals on ordering hand drums for your school.

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  • wmdeeze

    text messages

    i text you i’ll brb

    then u send hugs to me

    we are proposing to each other on twitter

    sending our followers into a dither

    come hither, my lover,

    fb doesn’t allow me to acknowledge you all

    i could make you my sisters you clones of my one

    and when you listen my heart beats like a drum

    to the beat of one, to the sound of hum

    to the tone of none, to the pattern of slum

    the magnetic force lifting this muscle a glisten

    aorta and spinning, centrifical forces going ballistic

    like wmdeeze in sub-arctic strongholds

    servers + mainframes and heritage seed stockholds

    its hard to imagine a reality so thoughtful

    birthing from parents so horribly awful

    when we’re told to hussle

    you know the ships aren’t coming for us,

    the ships are made to distrust,

    the scotch the vodka the disstilary on board

    you’ll be drinking it b4 you know it

    you can’t last long on this ship without it,

    you have to resign yourself to the flighted

    humans with wings that can’t come undone

    singers with songs that can’t be unsung

    the hung, the tried, the blued and the blied…

    we all cornered him after school, talking and taunting and trying to be cool

    on the hunt, not understanding our selves, our hormones or tragectory for the cutest boy in history

    some of the lucky ones…

    he was an aquarian]

    escaped from the sanctuary,

    not seeking asylum

    the antidote and the antithesis all rolled into one

    envision the hum

    methodic anti-despotic

    nt meaning 2 b e-rotic

    in the closet

    germ hobbit

    dancing so fast u can plot it

    maps on gps norad tracking spot it

    a mad man in red goes flying thru the skies giving presents

    throwing good will to the peasants

    but those who can’t afford it are left to grouch

    or ask for hand-outs

    made to feel bad in a time of least surplus

    if global warming is so much in denial

    then why was it the most popular phrase of the decade

    and why is there a new cure for cancer on every facebook page

    when we’re dying of radiation

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PoeTreeKicks

poeTreeKicks started in the forest, on an island off Tofino inlet. bald eagles walked freely on its shores, the worst problem was the bear, my crapper was in an old growth tree, minks cavorted free, it was a place i could be me. where i envisioned this type of house for the works of mine (& other poets') poeTree. i have a voice. i do percussion. i have produced some chapbooks. i am working on some more. i am past the number 4. poeTreeKicks is an artist's experience of running a business. it hasn't made a lot of money.  yet. but if you like it, go ahead, give me a bit o' coin. Yo.

Coaching

Whenever you feel stuck, or you need a fresh pair of eyes, an unbiased ear...
playshops

playshops

poetree & percussion goes hand in hand bring the excitement & focus of creative writing, wordplay, movement, percussion & performance…

Dance to my Beat

I've been writing since I was a baby... well not really, but very early on, like grade one
Performance Poetry

Performance Poetry

January 8, 2016
Work with me to bring your poems off the page and onto the stage. With over 20 years experience I will teach you how to wow audiences and overcome everything…
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Poetree & Percussion Playshops

Poetree & Percussion Playshops

December 12, 2015
poetree & percussion playshops bring the excitement & focus of creative writing, wordplay, movement, percussion & performance to your classroom. teachers learn new techniques watching the facilitator, trained educator, mother and…
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quotes by me

quotes by me

November 16, 2015
Give a person a poem and inspire them for a day, teach them to write a poem and inspire them for life. To poem or not to poem, that is…
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Perhaps you just want to support my art, becoming a Patreon, the first to receive my new poetic works, perhaps you want to explore a poetic shift for yourself or your company, or perhaps you just want to see me perform! I love using so many different props to help people access their creativity. Playing with words, percussion, movement, & images.. there really is no limit to the imagination.
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