Category Archives: Audio poetry

A Few Notes About the Poem “Lower the Boom”

I wrote “Lower the Boom” (downloadable audio here, text below) in the late ’90s while working as a baker for Dunkin’ Donuts.  For about half of my shift, I would be alone. For the other half of the shift a doughnut … Continue reading

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The Sledgehammer and the Shoe Horn: Notes on Process

If we’re interested in doing as well as we possibly can at whatever it is we’ve decided to turn our hands to, whether that’s art, science, sailing a boat, or shooting pool, we need to be willing to use whatever … Continue reading

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Make Mumbling Jack Your Very Own

You could make Mumbling Jack your very own on Valentine’s Day. Tissues not included. https://www.shoplocket.com/products/wJsDo-mumbling-jack-an-album-of-poetry

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Old recordings of mostly other people’s poems

I had another blog a few years ago. And one of the things I did was record myself reading poems, mostly by other poets, and link to where I had uploaded them to the Internet Archive. That link will take … Continue reading

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Mumbling Jack, the album is here

With a great cover design by the wonderful painter, Marie Fox. Simply click on the shoplocket link below the image to buy. $5.99 CAD. Credit card, or PayPal. https://www.shoplocket.com/products/wJsDo-mumbling-jack-an-album-of-poetry Mumbling Jack is a self-produced album of poetry by John MacKenzie. Bare bones, … Continue reading

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Mumbling Jack album of poetry available tomorrow, February 8

Album info at this link. Links to two tracks from it here and here. Text of one of the poems at the bottom of this post.

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My Mumbling Jack album of poetry release update

Mumbling Jack, an album of poetry, will be available for purchase via embedded download links on this blog and on Facebook by Friday, February 8, 2013, possibly sooner. More on the album here. Free downloads of two tracks here and here (that … Continue reading

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