(Soma)tics are ritualized structures where being anything but present is next to impossible. These rituals create what I refer to as an “extreme present” where the many facets of what is around us wherever we are can come together through a sharper lens. It has been inspiriting that (Soma)tics reveal the creative viability of everything around us.
CAConrad is the author of six books including ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014), A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON (WAVE Books, 2012) and The Book of Frank (WAVE Books, 2010). A 2014 Lannan Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow, he also conducts workshops on (Soma)tic poetry and Ecopoetics. Visit him online at CAConrad.blogspot.com