Dial the number 845 384 2445 on your cell phone. It’s free. You will be offered a short poem. This is not a new idea. Rather it’s a nice way to share some humanity. Each month a poet or songwriter will offer a short poem or lyric. The number may change but the service will remain the same. Noah David Roberts featured until the end of July, 2018.
About Noah David Roberts
NDR is a poet and author based in Hudson Valley, New York. Attended SUNY Purchase 2 yrs. Observer and fly on wall. Host of VOICE LESS readings at Green Kill Gallery in Kingston, NY. Sees own shadow.
Has work featured in Chronogram (May 2016), Streetcake Magazine (October 2017), Big Scream (2018), and others. Active performer in Kingston, NY and the surrounding areas. Four more books of poetry composed & to be released over five-year period.
Strips Book Launch
STRIPS is the second book by Noah David Roberts. Written over a three year period, the poem is raw and tumultuous like the lives we lead. Join Noah David Roberts on Thursday, July 19 at 7 PM.
STRIPS has been in the work for three years. It is my magnum opus- a book-length poem that can be read as smaller poems within the larger context. The piece was written chronologically, and therefore chronicles all of what has encompassed my life for that time. It is unedited and raw, just like the life I live, and has not been edited to fit with standard grammar rules. I try to stay as close to true consciousness as
possible. Ultimate clarity of breath & word were my goals with this piece.
Dial-A-Poem is a phone-based service started in 1968 by poet John Giorno after a phone conversation with his friend William Burroughs. Fifteen phone lines were connected to individual answering machines; anyone could phone Giorno Poetry Systems and listen for free to a poem offered from various live recordings.
The venture was a success from 1969 on, and the poems dealt with numerous social issues such as the Vietnam War and the sexual revolution. Giorno claimed the service later influenced the creation of other information services over the telephone, such as banking, sports, and investing.