Planted Poems I 

Drew Mailen


Planted Poems I describes the experience of being at the San Francisco Decompression event, a mini Burn gathering that took place around Halloween 2019. The poem’s speaker describes the energy of the night as a wave-like force, flowing against an incoming red tide from the direction of the Pacific Ocean. They see this event as a significant moment for their generation, a chance to create a counterculture and be disconnected from the world around them. The poem is characterized by its use of vivid imagery and its focus on the collective energy of the event.

The poem is printed on seeded paper, which turns into house plants with some water and sunlight. Minted in February 2020 as one of the first poems in NFT history created by an independent artist. 

Poetry on seeded paper
4 x 6 in

Featured in POÈME SBJKT, an exhibition of works of literature both on and off the blockchain that enhance, reinvent, and reimagine the relationship between text and image, analog and digital, blurring and challenging the lines that seek to divide.

POÈME SBJKT was curated by theVERSEverse in partnership with L’Avant Galerie Vossen and took place at Librairie Métamorphoses from May 25 – July 15, 2023.

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