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The FLIT Tour

A project in by Dennis Milam Bensie

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A five city interactive book tour to teach collage poetry writing and promote my book FLIT: A POETRY MASHUP OF CLASSIC LITERATURE.
Backers: 105
Average Pledge Per Backer: $50

Funded: $5,211 of $5,000
Dates: Jul 16th -> Sep 14th (60 days)
Project By: Dennis Milam Bensie
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Latest News

I hit my goal!

September 9th - via:
This book really is one of the most exciting things I've ever done in my entire life. Thanks to all of my donors.  (Read More)

Dan Savage - It Gets Better

September 1st - via:
One of the hardest books to mashup a LGBTQ poem from was Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, which was David Stevens selection for his $100 donation to THE FLIT TOUR on Kickstarter. "A Letter to Mr. Savage" is a gesture toward activist Dan Savage and... (Read More)

Catch 22

August 30th - via:
There's a controversial new pill called PrEP that (alledgedly) prevents HIV. Not everyone knows about it. Thanks Aubry Kae Andersen for your donation to THE FLIT TOUR and requesting a poetry mashup of Joseph Heller's novel Catch 22.  (Read More)

Let The Fags Burn

August 26th - via:
For his $100 donation to The Flit Tour, Patrick Broemeling requested that I mashup a poem in memory of our friend, Matthew Scott Olson, who left us in 2012. One of his favorite books was A Confedercy of Dunces.  (Read More)

Kolaj Magazine

August 21st - via:
I'm very honored to get a half page shout-out for FLIT in Kolaj Magazine!  (Read More)

Hello, America, It's Me, Eleanor

August 21st - via:
For his $100+ donation, David Zinn chose Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis as the book he wanted me to create a mashup poem from. The Roosevelts are referenced in the book. I felt it was the perfect time for Eleanor to come out of the closet (and bring... (Read More)

Another New Poem

August 13th - via:
For Matt Sweeney's and Scot Zeller's $100 donation, they asked me to mashup a poem from Tom Spanbauer’s The Man Who Fell in Love With The Moon. My new poem, "An 11 Inch Dick" is one of the naughtier things I've ever written. This is a beautiful... (Read More)

My Gay Jesus

August 4th - via:
For András Marsi's $500 donation to THE FLIT TOUR on Kickstarter, I mashed up Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I came up with a poem called "My Gay Jesus" and did a collage of the new poem. It was a blast doing this.  My Gay JesusSlowly,... (Read More)

The Man Who Fell In Love With the Moon

August 4th - via:
Today I got a $100 donation from Matt Sweeney and Scot Zeller. They chose The Man Who Fell In Love With the Moon by Tom Spanbaeur as the novel I will mash up into a poem. I'm not familiar with this book at all so this will be very exciting!  (Read More)

Cars, Trucks and Things That Go

August 2nd - via:
Troy-Scott Pope has requested that I mashup a gay poem out of Cars, Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry for there generous donation of $150. This should be interesting!  (Read More)

Brave New World

July 31st - via:
Last night I got a $500 donation to THE FLIT TOUR on Kickstarter. András Marsi has been following me since my first book SHORN and made the generous pledge for me to do a mashup gay poem from his favorite book BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldos Huxley, then... (Read More)

The First Collage to Go!

July 29th - via:
Special thanks to Todd Green and Jim Loder for their generous donation of $400. The will get my framed and matted collaged of "Some Queer"  Some Queer  (Read More)

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