In the wake of Federal Disaster #1649, a flood along the Upper Delaware River, I founded the press Stockport Flats. I hosted the High Watermark Salo[o]n to showcase writers and artists whose work buoyed others’ creativity. Checkout the High Watermark chapbooks at http://www.stockportflats.org
From those exhibitions and poetry performances, I branched out into multiple series.
FLOOD MEANDER SCAR is a river's experiment: high water forges new flow patterns. The mainstream may never frequent these pathways; yet, the record of such possibilities intensifies our awareness. Poets: Matthew Klane , Deborah Poe , Belle Gironda , Fred Muratori , Katie Yates, Kate Schapira, Melanie Noel, Belinda Kremer, Laura Neuman, Laura E. J. Moran.
CONFLUENCE occurs when two or more streams merge or when non-riverine bodies of water meet. This poetry series seeks such convergence by publishing writers from divergent communities. Poets: Mary Olmsted Greene, Deborah Woodard, Audrey Naffziger, Esperanza Cintrón, Suzette Bishop.
WITNESS refers to a signpost "placed on a claim line when it cannot be placed in the corner because terrain makes sustainability and reclamation difficult. These writers bear witness to this complex task; their claims work toward awareness and action. Poets: John Ehab, Lisa Wujnovich, Brandi Katherine Herrera, Lillien Waller.
The geological term, WAVEFRONT, refers to a surface of a seismic disturbance. Stone shifts. Splash. Visual record. Light is sent out in all directions. Artists in this series give us direction by pointing to edges of beauty; they lure others into their wake. Poets/Artists: Cass Collins, Nicole Peyrafitte.