(Soma)tics are ritualized structures where being anything but present is next to impossible.  These rituals create what I refer to as an “extreme present” where the many facets of what is around us wherever we are can come together through a sharper lens.  It has been inspiriting that (Soma)tics reveal the creative viability of everything around us.





CAConrad is the author of six books including ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014), A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON (WAVE Books, 2012) and The Book of Frank (WAVE Books, 2010).  A 2014 Lannan Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow, he also conducts workshops on (Soma)tic poetry and Ecopoetics.  Visit him online at

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