Saturday, January 12, 2013
W4tB State of the Union or Where the Weirdness takes me.
Waiting 4 the Bus was formed around the concept of making poetic dreams come true. It was through the vision of a conclave of dreamers who would listen to each others ramblings and answer the question “What if?” with a response of “Why not?”
In the beginning there were only a few of us playing this game, but soon there were many. Together we created the Poetry Bomb, The Poetry Pentathlon, and Exact Change Only Magazine. We have performed big multi=voiced pieces, and bent the laws of time and poetry.
Time has passed and some of us have gone our separate ways, some have taken a less active but still vital role in the collective, like all things, we have evolved and from the outside it looks like we evolved into the Buddha and Esteban show. We would like to correct this perception. We are just two poets sitting around playing the “What if?’ game and hoping other folks will join the game so that we can help each other conquer what seems to be the impossible.
We are not about fame. I don’t know about anyone else but I would like the name W4tB to be associated with the creation of Art and shows that are entertaining without being pretentious. I am searching for a dedication to craft and a commitment to work both honest and true. I try to apply these things to myself and others.
W4tB has gathered to fight the scourge of Genre, to unite the various poetic tribes in the city. We all have our opinions of what is good and what is bad, what we like and what we don’t and that sometimes divide us. When we get right down to it, We Are All Poets, and it should be about the writing.
If you feel like you can deal with these concepts and like the way we roll (yo), come and check us out or come and check us out again. Maybe you’ll ask the question “What if?” and we’ll answer “Why Not?”