POET • ESSAYIST • PERCUSSIONIST

A LIFE LIVED FULLY, BETWEEN THE WORLDS

MY BOOKS OF VERSE

These are poems for the heart, not the head. A meta-fantasia of selves, of worlds.

 

 

INTRODUCING TARA


My name is Tara Quinn Lindsey. I am a poet, essayist, percussionist and occasional landscape photographer. I also keep secrets, and know invisible things. Which I won’t tell you about here.

I read & study widely, which is probably why my work comes out like it does. I am surrounded by love every day, near and far, which is probably why my work turns out like it does.

I’ll make you laugh. I’ll make you cry. I make no promises. 









Tara Quinn Lindsey

MY NONFICTION WRITING

Many of my favorite poets are also essayists. I’d like to join their ranks one day.

AROUND THE WEB

In October of 2014, I became the Creative Director of Luna Station Press. Which is a fancy way of saying that I wear many behind the scenes hats, all slightly askew, and essentially function as a living, breathing Oblique Strategy. (Look it up, kids!)

I have a complex relationship with social media. (Who doesn’t I suppose?) As a general rule, I don’t care for it, though I admit I enjoy my well-curated Twitter feed. It’s the one place where you’re most likely to find me online. Come say hello!

OH YEAH, I'M ALSO A PERCUSSIONIST


As the big header image at the top of this site would lead you to believe, I play the drums. Always have, probably always will, in some capacity. I used to be a musical obsessive who wrote when she had the time. Now I am older, and am a writer who plays the drums here and there. I am fine with this shift in arrangement and perspective …


Eventually this part of the site will share what I’ve been up to since returning to music last year. If nothing else, it will give me a space to share the album my band is working on, which is set to come out next Spring. But for now, here’s a link to some music I recorded long ago, in another life …

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

THANK YOU FOR VISITING TARALINDSEY.COM

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f you’ve made it this far to the bottom, thank you for your interest in my work. I really do appreciate it. It’s a very strange thing to me, this idea of artists in the 21st century having to talk about their work, having to be so open and lay everything on the table, in order to convince people to pay attention to them over the din of the actual and virtual worlds.

 

My conception of the poet’s job has always been that silence and listening are non-negotiable, and that anything that takes away from those states of being will, inevitably, affect the flow of possible words for the worse. This website is a concession, in a sense, but it’s a more or less one time only concession, in the sense that it’s a repository, rather than a regularly evolving document.

 

In my quiet moments, I like to imagine someone finding my poems in the distant future, long after you and I are gone and forgotten. I like to imagine the poem they find would be useful to them. In the same way, even though I’m (presumably) still here, I’d like to imagine that if we must, as artists, have a web presence in the 21st century, that maybe what you find here will be useful to you.

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seem to produce a book every 18 to 24 months. I seem to produce an essay every month or two, when I’m actually writing non-fiction. When something new appears, I will mention it over on the Twitter Tree (my other occasional concession to modernity). Don’t feel you need to visit this site often. You will get frustrated by how slowly time moves here. But if my work is useful to you, you might tell a sympathetic friend. I would appreciate that.

 

And so, I thank you again for your time and your consideration, and for making it to the bottom of this very long page. I hope that the path that lead you here wasn’t too treacherous, and that the path home fills you with delight. Mostly, I hope your days have a little quiet in them. Otherwise, how will the poems get in … ?

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