" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

August 26, 2014

Jesse John Brand: Cranes Falling in Unison

The above book caught my eye the first day I went to the book tent 
at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival.
It is a small book filled with the performance poetry of 
Jesse John Brand , who I did end up seeing perform 
some of these poems while at the BBWF.
Jesse John Brand performing poetry at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival 2014.
"Jesse John Brand is the Australian Poetry Slam National Champion (2013/14), an award-winning prose writer, and a musician. 
In 2014, he performs his writing at the Bookworm International Literary Festival in China, Sydney and Byron Bay Writers’ Festivals and the Ubud Writers’ and 
Readers’ Festival in Bali."
The book appealed to me because of the title and the illustration, 
and Jesse's middle name JOHN above the wolf on the cover of his book.
The wolf and the name JOHN reminded me of one 
of my favourite movies The Grey, which Ive written about here- 
Feeding The Right Wolf
plus the Cranes falling in unison thing resonated 
with a few of my old posts,too.
Little Peach / Crane Sync
Moore Storm Syncs?
and not to mention
Crane Sync with Jake Kotze? 
I've noticed that performance poetry has become more and more popular over the last few years at the BBWF, and it is always a pleasure to catch a good performance poet in action at these writer's festivals, especially for someone like me who doesn't go out of the way to see performance poets in action. 

1 comment:

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Stunning cover. I would buy it even if I knew zero about the author/artist.