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Adam Wolfond

Adam Wolfond is a 17-year old non-speaking autistic/neurodiverse artist, poet, and university lecturer. His chapbook In Way of Music Water Answers Toward Questions Other Than What Is Autism is forthcoming from Unrestricted Interest. He attends high school and is the co-founder of The A Collective in Toronto, where he works in visual art and poetry and collaborates on the PhD dissertation Neurodiversity in Relation: an artistic intraethnography with Estée Klar at York University in Toronto, Canada, where he lives.

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Tall Ideas

are the open way of thinking
that use the patterns of the way
I motion with language

breathe like the way I amass
sometimes air
in my insides

carry heavy weight
like the having to good
ideas write

don’t like boy’s really
moving body of questions
that form tower of answers

eagerly want
to beat
the others

forge
toward
others

go
yonder

hang

impact
the wanting
words

jump from one
thought
to the next

kettle
like
fish

lavish like talking
people if they doctor
the words

master
language
openly

navigate
words toward
meaning

operate the machine
landing the thoughts amazing
that they don’t fall apart

pave
the wanting
road

question
wanting

really ask
more
questions

slant
with peeving
typing

tire to something
that rolls
with the road

use
people
to answer

vortex the void
and assembles
gathering words

water
thoughts
like rain

exit the door of cold
raying water
other is the way

yesses
the yonder  

zoning the word and
uses the idea
to language everything