Melodie Yvonne Live @ Last Sunday Poetry Reading with Writers Guild at Bloomington

Melodie Yvonne Ramey Live @ Last Sunday Poetry Reading with Writers Guild at Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, IN (April 29, 2018) – The following videos are of me fulfilling a promise to myself that by the end of National Poetry Month I’d actually defeat my hermity ways, go out into the world, & read some of my work in front of real people. This was my 2nd open mic adventure ever in my life, and it was during the Last Sunday Poetry Reading & Open Mic with the Writers Guild at Bloomington in the Monroe Convention Center on April 29, 2018.

It’s probably best I didn’t video the 1st open mic ever from my Indianapolis excursion a few days earlier at the Poetry Open Mic at the Irving Theater ’cause it was a lil terrifying… enough that I was seriously tearing up. I’ve got a new mad respect for all performers out there for sure! I feel like it’ll get easier over time, though, and I’m definitely glad I went and ready to try again!

A huge bunches of thanks to Christina Ann Ramey and Adam Shaffer for coming out to support me, and grabbing the video! I hope you enjoy!

The 3 works I read in the following video are titled “Seed Guzzler Part Fournicate: The Christian Casanova“, “Just Like You“, and “Keep It Simple, Stupid“. Video courtesy of Adam Shaffer

The 3 works I read in the following video are titled “My Misery Loves Company“, “Seed Guzzler Part Twat: Lil Miss Match Light“, and “Pariah“. Video courtesy of Adam Shaffer

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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