Poetry. OUR CHOSEN HARVEST was written by gleaning words from known texts read backwards maintaining only one rule: all words must be taken from the original in the order in which they occur backwards, with no altering of syntax. If Dylan Morgan did not offer writer's names as titles and provide a comprehensive bibliography, his poems would likely never be traced to their sources. By limiting himself to the language of the primary texts he evokes their narratives. As a celebrant of undervalued poets, Morgan has written: "With hands of little silence / of noise / I shout to the deaf / the despised / those still sounding bells/ to let them sing / let peck the sparrow / shadow the vulture / because my beast cannot know you / but forever tremors and goes down."
Dylan Morgan has worked as a jazz drummer, cellist, painter, poet, and filmmaker. After studying drums with Milford Graves in 1982, he recorded on Sonny Simmons'S Global Jungle (Deal With It, 1985). Morgan's paintings were published in Lorna Cervantes's Drive, the First Quartet (Wings Press, 2006), and he has exhibited nationwide. He directed and performed with Roberto Haven the project A Wiser, More Beautiful Death, combining live original chamber music with readings of Miklós Radnótis poetry, throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in 2009-2010. He is preparing poetry and music pieces with the writings of Hernandez, Machado, Okigbo, Torga, Stanescu, and others. Morgan lives in Santa Cruz, CA. Author City: SANTA CRUZ, CA USA