Poetry readings and recitals done, usually of only one or two poems and by a small group or solo poet, in a public place previously unprepared for the "attack". Originally defined by poets William F. DeVault (the Amomancer
) and Daniel S. McTaggart and framed in McTaggart's poem "Guerrilla Poetry".
Two young women walk into a Starbucks, one distracts the barrista while the other whips out a book, chants the words of "Ozymandias of Egypt" in her guerrilla poetry attack on the crowd and then they are both gone into the morning chaos.
Genric: A poet who believes what he or she writes has power in and of itself to change people and the world, as though it was a form of magic. (Amomancy being the supernatural art of changing people through poetry or eloquence). From the word "Amote", coined by 90's internet poet William F. DeVault.
Specific: The Amomancer: William F. DeVault. Named by Yahoo in the mid-1990's as "The Romantic Poet of the Internet" by Yahoo. Author of several books of excruciatingly confessional and emotionally overwrought poetry about love and mortality.
"The Amomancer dances in the shadows" a poem about lost love, by the aforementioned William F. DeVault.
Disparaging term for an arts groupie who thinks they're an artist because they sleep with artists/musicians/writers.
Coined by 90's author William F. DeVault.
She thought she could paint like Picasso, but everyone knew she was just a loft weasel.