Notes of a Woodcarver

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I wanted to capture
    the work of the plow,
the movement of glaciers,
the perfect dovetailed shifts
            of the forest,
the music of rivers,
              in the grain of wood.
I wanted to read the way the land lies
        like the lines in a palm,
the history & future all tied in knots.
       As plain as the Plains.
As mysterious as we.

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John T. Unger poet

I'm best known as an artist and designer. Relaxing makes me tense, so I tend to put in a lot of hours on diverse projects.

Before becoming a visual artist, I spent 15 years as a poet. I studied poetry at Interlochen Arts Academy, Naropa, Stone Circle and on the streets. I performed my work for years at Stone Circle, solo shows, poetry readings, and at Lollapalooza in 1996.

I still write poems, but only if I can make them fit the constraints ofTwitter.

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