Past Writers


William Curtis began typing poems on 14th Street in New York City in 2006.  He was turned on to the art of street writing living with artist & friend Zach Houston in the Bey Area in 2002.  Since then William has traveled widely with Poem Store, from Miami, FL to Seattle, WA.   Recently living in Nevada City, CA & now warming the hearts of the Southwest.

William was a subject for a King 5 news story, working the farmer’s markets in Seattle in 2014. He has been written about by the Associated Press and featured in the LA times.


“Cosmic Love is absolutely Ruthless and Highly Indifferent: it teaches its lessons whether you like them or not.”

John C. Lilly

enter the void. 
let go & float upon a tiny ocean.  

rest in a cradle 
beyond memory, beyond civilization. 
travel through realms of deep sleep 
to placid waters of introspection.  
eternal night of eyes unseeing.
closed yet opened up 
to the brilliance beyond the physical, 
beyond the sliver of so-called reality.  

In the living field of dream & image of belief. 
In the roots of the subconscious waters
sending forth the manifestations of our lives.  

surrender & float past the known 
into vast space of deep silence, 
of presence…
of mind’s thoughtless ripples… 
smooth, silky, salty & clear.

hear the song of total silence
& you have touched the root of speech.
let us speak our truth.

true, authentic being sprouts forth form non-being. 
let us find comfort in non-being. 
the more we know this place
the more we know our true selves.
let us find peace & rest In the void,
then we may know good honest action
springing forth joyfully into the heart of matter.

be familiar with the substrate.
know grey matter & 
bring forth the
brilliant colors of your own life.
your own way,
your own expression of pure being.

float in your own spectrums,
in your own frequencies,
in your own sunsets.

return to the temperate climate,
the original waters of the womb.
where air & water sit in perfect harmony

to dissolve us.

oh sweet dissolution,
oh blessed Phoenix.
let us surrender to be born again 
…and again, and again.

then rise…
weightless & buoyant warrior, 
unburdened by the past.
that we may take up the true 
responsibility of our humanity & 
finally claim our divinity.


© William Curius 2020