Author’s note: This piece is a mythic-modern call & response to Welsh poet Sue Finch’s poem “Flamingo.” It is also dedicated to the life and memory of my Glasgow/NYC/Berlin friend, Diane Torr (R.I.P.) and her Man for A Day Performances & Workshops – Robert Frede Kenter (2022).
where you can go to perform “Flamingo”
by Sue Finch
where can you go to listen to Sue and Kath perform? — HERE:
“Flamingo (the smoky nightclub version)” by Sue Finch – voice, Kath Andrews – piano:
Shoot the Moon (for Sue Finch) the PDF version. (c) 2022 Robert Frede Kenter
Robert Frede Kenter is a widely published writer, editor & visual artist, Pushcart nominee, grant recipient (Ontario & Toronto Arts Councils), and EIC/Publisher of Ice Floe Press http://www.icefloepress.net. Books/anthologies incl. The Book of Penteract (Penteract Press, 2022); EDEN, a Hybrid (2021), avail: http://www.rareswanpress.com (2021), & Before I Turn into Gold, FeversOftheMind (2021). Recent journal appearances incl: Acropolis, CutbowQ, Streetcake Magazine, Feral, WatchYrHead, Anthropocene, Scissors & Spackle, Cough, BurningHouse, Anti-heroin chic, etc. Robert has lived/worked in Toronto, NYC, San Francisco, London, UK., etc. Living with ME/Fibro, Robert is sometimes sidelined, but never out of the game. Twitter: @frede_kenter, @icefloeP. IG: r.f.k.vispocityshuffle. Mastodon: https://zirk.us/@robertfredekenter
To find out more about Diane Torr visit http://dianetorr.com/workshops/man-for-a-day-workshop/.
Sue Finch lives with her wife in North Wales. She likes all kinds of coasts, peculiar things and the scent of ice-cream freezers. Her first collection ‘Magnifying Glass’ is now available from Black Eyes Publishing UK. The poem “Flamingo” is included in Magnifying Glass. Available here: https://www.blackeyespublishinguk.co.uk/sue-finch. Twitter link: @soopoftheday.Another iteration of “Flamingo” read by Sue Finch as well as the text version can be found at https://www.iambapoet.com/wave-seven/sue-finch.
Kath Andrews (piano) loves to knit, sew, make bobbin lace, embroider and is learning to spin. After teaching music for 21 years, she is now following her dream of working with yarn full-time: https://kathandrewsdesigns.com. She enjoys reading both Tudor and science-fiction, exploring the amazing Welsh countryside with her wife, experimenting with vegan cookery and sourdough baking.
all texts, images, page design & layout: Robert Frede Kenter, 2022