Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Dave Lucas Digital Poetry Project

I create unique verses and accompanying images out of love for poetry! I invite you to support my art and effort and consider making a donation: I want to be able to give electronic tools to those who need them the most and build a proprietary supersocial network. I'm giving the project a full year to get up on its legs and then get off the ground! (And should you donate even a penny, you will receive updates on the network status. Write poetry? Say so and you will be entered as a member!)

The fundraising tool I am using asks for a definite amount of money as a goal. Obviously, more is better when one is trying to distribute electronic equipment to people who may be in faraway lands. It is also my goal to accomplish this as inexpensively as possible, whenever possible.

Think of a budding poet in another country. It could be someone in Africa, India, China or even right here in North America. I crunched some numbers down and arrived at an average of about $200 per person to pay the bills to get them started and sustain them for several months. That figure assumes distributions to people among nations will be generally equal.

Initially, I'd like to enroll 1 individual every month for the next 10 months. That comes to $2000, which is the figure displayed in the donation box.

Tim Pool says‏ "Don't hate the media, be the media."

Dave Lucas says "Be the media through poetry!"

They say that everyone has a song in his or her heart - one way to express that song is through poetry. You don't need a particular voice, you don't need good looks, you can be 5 years old or 105. Poetry makes words magical.

In the coming weeks I hope to start classes involving writing and distributing poetry via Mobile/Social/Streaming technologies incorporating various strategies including microcasting, blogging and microblogging - an initiative of enormous magnitude with the potential for social change not seen since the activist days of Gil Scott Heron.

Imagine a digital generation of Byrons and Shelleys, Dylans and Donovans and Seegers...

Dave Lucas (born October 29) , an award-winning American broadcast journalist, blogger, news anchor and talk show host. Dave is best known for the 1999 series of worldwide internet radio broadcasts surrounding the Jon Benet Ramsey murder case.

Dave was among the first talk-show hosts in the USA to use bits of pop music as "bumpers" and he is credited with bringing Paul Vandenburgh and Dr. Joe Parisi to Capital Region airwaves. Dave has worked for WROW, WGY and is currently Hudson Valley Bureau Chief at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, a non-commercial, listener supported public radio network. WAMC's frequencies and details on programming can be found at

In April 2012, Dave was the proud recipient of a Communicator Awards "Award of Distinction" for his radio story about the NYS Flood Panel. The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Airtype Studio, Big Spaceship, Conde Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, Lockheed Martin, MTV Networks, Pitney Bowes, rabble+rouser, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Time, Inc, Victoria's Secret, Wired, and Yahoo!

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  1. I think this is an amazing idea! I've bookmarked and shared your digital poetry project to all my facebook friends and twitter followers! Good luck!


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