My friend Renda Writer has worked tirelessly for FOUR years to make his dream of performing his beautiful poem, “Half Hearted” on her show. He is a big fan, a great people person and a relentless man!
In an effort to get closer to his dream and for Ellen’s birthday - he curated “The 2nd Annual Ellen Degeneres Art Show” in downtown Los Angeles.
Here is Ellen Degeneres herself, talking about 2 of the 67 paintings that were part of a national art show that Renda Writer curated, hosted, and produced. The event benefited The Trevor Project which is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
So proud of you, Renda!
co-lab with renda writer
This is me, performing my poem, “Half Hearted,” in Central Park, which is the place that inspired me to write it. My goal, and my dream, is to perform this poem on The Ellen Degeneres Show. I think her Valentine’s Day episode would be the perfect outlet for it. What do you think? (Please Reblog)
Since 2007 it has been my goal, and my dream, to perform this poem on The Ellen Degeneres Show. I think the world really needs to hear a romance poem right now, and this poem relates a poetic metaphor between the half-heart-shaped neck of a swan in Central Park and the universal human search for love and romance. I wrote it in Central Park, shortly after 9/11, at a time when I felt like the world could use a romance poem, and I still feel that way. I really think that Ellen Degeneres and her viewing audience will enjoy this poem, and hopefully it will help to open up doors for other poets to begin appearing on daytime talk shows. For more info about Ellen Degeneres, me, my poetry, and all that I’ve done so far to reach this goal, please click the links below.