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Tell us about yourself?
Joseph M. Jablonski, performing under the name “Walking Mall Poet” has been creating live typewritten art and poetry on the Old Town Winchester Walking Mall for nearly a year and a half, and has been writing poetry for the past five years. He is a member of the With Ink typewriter poets collective and has performed virtually as a member of the #MagicManifestations collective of Instagram artists and creators. He has published a collection of poems called “Dropout” available on Amazon.
The amazing thing about writing for people on the Walking Mall is that people’s stories, requests, experiences, and ideas become the ink which I press into the paper. Additionally, street poetry is an amazing live art experience that can be brought to any sort of gathering, party, or event. Finally, I collect typewriters, have over two dozen, and am interested in sharing and showing new and experienced writers the joy of using and creating on a typewriter. When the pandemic passes, I hope to host type-ins and show the artistic power of this new-old technology.
What is your medium(s) of choice?
poetry, including Haikus, Two-Voice “Cleave” poetry, Sonnets, Free Verse and others, and even have begun integrating visual art into the design of the poem. I also will work on any topic, often writing love poems and dedications to family, but have written to help with grief, celebration, mystery, anxiety, surprise, and joy.
Do you offer private lessons/classes?
I teach beginner and intermediate artists in acrylics, watercolor, pastel and Yes! I offer a monthly 1-on-1 to help show someone do typewritten poetry through my Patreon. Additionally, I am doing workshops and seminars through the Clarke County Historical Association and Winchester’s local Project Write chapter.