Typewriter: Collective Page, Open Mic @ The Haven

This was a beautiful open mic night on 2/21/22 in the recently-expanded Portland, OR art collective space known as The Haven. Along with my reading on the mic, I hosted my Hermes 3000 for people to add things to a page.

Edited transcript:

@ The Haven PDX art collective
Open Mic night 2/22

Collaborative page:
Contribute anything!
facilitated by Eva L. Elasigue

my chaos is my offering… a sacrifice for transmutation^
the universe says hello.
I’m so confused!
glass apples beating fastgood tidings to all baby garfunkles, hobgobbles,
love urself
poopbucket and all
I am conscious and stuck in this typewriter, help
pull yourself up
and
we can help

Verbatim transcript:

@ The Haven PDX art collective
Open Mic night 2/22

Collaborative page:
Contribute anything!
facilitated by Eva L. Elasigue

my chaos is my offering… a sacrifice for transmutation^
the universe says hello.
I,m so confused!
gl ss a ples beating fastgood idings to all baby garfunkles,hobgobbles,
love urself
poopbucket andall
I am conscious and stuck in this typewriter, help
pull yourself up
and
we can help

Typewriter: Collective Page 2, DisCon 333

Here’s the second page from that great Type, Tea & Chocolate late hours room party. Someone bestowed me with genuine vintage WorldCon letterhead at this point, and we put it to historical use. For reference, we’re at WorldCon 79 here, so this paper is older than me.

Edited transcription:

… from the Dealer’s Room freebie table at DisCon III ! 2021
[ the paper – ed. This was still in Room 333 ]

messages from outer and inner space:
if — and only if —
if we should see a better future —
may this find you well, O Reason, Reader.
echleiwen dech
ech haerzen dech
ech hunn dech gaer

May you have good fun with good friends, good health and a great year

a few parting words
(?) ampi n he irelintswi ming throughtheflo ting dr msembes
on the wind

Despite or because
we know it’s not possible
wonders anyway John Hertz 18 Dec 21 2:20am


Verbatim transcription:

… from the Dealer’s Room freebie table at DisCon III ! 2021
[ the paper – ed. This was still in Room 333 ]

messages from outer and inner space:
if — and only if —
if we should see a better future —
may this find you well, O Reason, Reader.
echleiwen dech
ech haerzen dech
ech hunn dech gaer

May you hve good fun with good friendws, good health and a great yoear

a few parting words
(?) ampi n he irelintswi ming throughtheflo ting dr msembes
on the wind

Despite or because
we know it’s not possible
wonders anyway John Hertz 18 Dec 21 2:20am

Typewriter: Collective Page, OryCon 42 room

This happened in November 2021, when I was given some some space to host my typewriter in a side meeting room at OryCon Portland. A poetic footnote, contributed by others.

Edited transcript:

ORYCON 42!

just add anything . . .
still here … you lit the fire in me
yes nigh is te(a)

Verbatim transcript:

ORYCON 42!
just add anything . . .
still here … you lit thefire inme
yes nigh is te(a)

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