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Although a few isolated poets have been making concrete poems for some time, it would be an exaggeration to speak of a concrete poetry movement in the United States. The American concrete poet finds himself in the strange position of being associated with a new formal movement whose origins are foreign and many of whose foundation stones were laid by E. E. Cummings and Ezra Pound. more:  Would you like to learn more? (Updated: 2/21/2021)


The Boolean Theatre: An Invitation

Come Closer to Perception


Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde, Notes on the Underground selection by Sid Sachs.

The Stand-In A Boolean Picture Book – Book 1

The Stand-In A Boolean Picture Book  Book 1, Dave F. Farbrook/Carl Fernbach-Flarsheim

Coming July 17, 2024

Author: David F. Farbrook
Published: Dave My Site Dot Com
Contributions By:
Sid Sachs, Director of Exhibitions, head curator at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery and now Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Arie Alexander Galles, Professor Emeritus of Painting/Drawing and Artist in Residence at Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA
Joseph A. Farbrook, University of Arizona, iSchool of Art, Associate Professor of Art

Carl Fernbach-Flarsheim was intensely involved in international concrete poetry and intermedia for a decade that began in the late 1950s notably with influences from the New Bauhaus School of Design in Chicago, and continued through the early 1970s. His exchanges with John Cage, Ian Hamilton Findlay, Dick Higgins, Jackson MacLow, Mary Ellen Solts, and others proved his many vanguard interactions. Poet/artist, and teacher, Fernbach-Flarsheim’s contributions included curating significant exhibitions, including the first major Concrete Poetry exhibition in North America. His contributions continued for a decade, and his work is represented in many anthologies of the period.

Notes for the Book My Spirit Wife

David F. Farbrook

October 21, 2023

NOW ON SALE! Available in Paperback

Notes for the Book My Spirit Wife Paperback

“Turn off the light” a voice complained in my head.

‘What’s that you say?’ I asked. ‘Who are you?’

“Well if she doesn’t want you, I do.”

‘Hey, now.’ I gulped again. I was genuinely scared this time. It was like one of those out-there movies I saw on Netflakes, “The Outer and Beyond.” I was gathering the covers up over my head like Scrooge did when the ghost of Jacob Marley came to haunt him. ‘You’re cold and you really need to go now.’ I said, not quite coming to my senses.

“I think I will stay for a while.”

For some reason, I stopped being scared and I sat up. I was still sleepy and with my eyes half-closed I saw this image of a very beautiful woman with flowing red hair and very disarming eyes that sparkled with some kind of internal light. I opened my eyes wider and the image was gone. I squinted again and the image reappeared. And do you know what? I had no time to remark to myself about how interesting that was at the time.
‘Are you the ghost of Lee? Did she die is that why you are haunting me?’

A charming story of a man who met and fell in love with a spirit, and the spirit who changed his life, grew his heart and brought renewed hope into his lonely life.

St. John Transformed

Farbrook and HiKaLu

January 12, 2023

St John Transformed

NOW ON SALE! Examining the Gospel of St. John using topo-diagrammatic references developed by Carl Ferbach-Flarsheim under his Sage Name, HiKaLu, Doctor of KOTOTAMA. What Fernbach-Flarsheim began in 1967 with the Boolean Poetry, The Conceptual Typewriter program for computers and the symbols that had their roots in the I-Ching Hexagrams, and the Egyptian Book of the Dead, evolved using the structure of interpreting the sounds from the KOTOTAMA Life Principle developed by Nakazono.
Commentary by Dave F. Farbrook.

Available in Paperback and Kindle eBook

Discover The Stories That You Never Knew

Notes for the Book My Spirit Wife

October 21, 2023
Paperback $15.65 USD
by David F. Farbrook (Author)

St John Transformed

St. John Transformed

January 12, 2023,
Kindle $14.80 USD Paperback $47.97 USD
by Farbrook and HiKaLu (Authors)

The Stand-In A Boolean Picture Book

The Stand-In A Boolean Picture Book

June 4, 2022
Hardcover $40.97 USD
by Dave F Farbrook (Author)

The Heart of a Humble Wildflower

November 15, 2021
Kindle $3.99 USD Paperback $14.49 USD
by Sarai Saporta (Author), Dave F Farbrook (Editor)

C Est le Numéro 3 D’Approches: The Conceptual Typewriter

October 24, 2021
Paperback $12.00 USD
by Carl Fernbach-Flarsheim (Author), Dave F Farbrook (Editor).

D P R: A progression of a life trajectory

October 17, 2021
Kindle $4.00 USD Paperback $14.79 USD
by Carl Fernbach-Flarsheim (Author), Dave F Farbrook (Editor).

The Five Books Of Moses: “A covenant with myself and with all those that are between: I bring the war to a close.”

October 11, 2021
Paperback $19.95 USD
by HiKaLu (aka Carl Fernbach-Flarsheim) (Author), Dave F Farbrook (Editor).

A Play For Puppets: A Play in Three Acts Paperback

August 17, 2021
Kindle $2.99 USD Paperback $7.65 USD
by HiKaLu (aka Carl Fernbach-Flarsheim) (Author), Dave F Farbrook (Editor).

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So Little is Known…

Interview date: 3/12/2021

So Dave tell a little bit about yourself.
I could answer that in terms, when I was younger that would be considered black and white in clarity, when I was in school I was a student, I was on a quest or a journey to find myself. I thought I could find it in the reflection of life and character portrayal that the theatre arts offered. However, I realized very soon that the theatre became a series of masks that I would wear when I was on occasion and that I was quickly losing my self-identity. I wanted to be married, to have children and be rich at one time, I wanted to go back to believing in everything, it looked simple and easy on my mind. But now, that I am older I realized that life and the world in general would no longer let me go and do that. (more)

Coming Soon

The Boolean Theatre

The Boolean Theatre
Author: Dave F Farbrook
ISBN: 9798616991096
All rights reserved.

I have a book project that is close to ready for publication on Carl Fernbach-Flarsheim.  I have completed a 300-page project covering my father’s years as an artist back east and included the years after he moved to the Southwest.  It begins with describing the purpose of experiencing conceptual art, Concrete Poetry and the Boolean Image in its beginnings, using the computer as a tool. The artist continued to improve on the original manifesto of this concept with strongly structured research. The project contains a discussion of Natural Science as interpreted by nuclear physics as a modality and artistic interpretation of 50 sound vibrations as the basis of understanding his work. Both views are given as contributing philosophy of human understanding and recording of phenomena.  Approximate word count: 44,108 with 120 pages of rare artwork not previously experienced by the public.

Title: The Boolean Theatre
Please let me know of your interest.

Albuquerque NOW!

Albuquerque NOW! is a podcast series dedicated to getting back to experience living as a personal experience that should be cherished. I feel it is a fight to keep the world’s views from invading the balance we try to keep. Our personality and personal values belong both private and to that which we hold dear such as family, personal goals and a brightness in our future. I stand and declare that I don’t want to change the world just enjoy my part of it and I certainly don’t want the world to invade my views and run off with my happiness and try to change me. – August, 2020

The Creation of a Personal Story |

What is this website for?  It’s to help promote my skills and abilities. The purpose is to support information already available about me in LinkedIn and other additional employment sites with samples of my work.  Additionally,  I felt it was important to describe my place in my family since all have made important contributions in their area of expertise.

When did my story begin?
In deciding the scope of my personal story’s beginning I had to involve the creation of an idea that took time to develop. Personal stories are meaningful; the way my late wife Catherine and I met is an example of a story, one that she would have wanted me to write someday.  I came to realize I could remake myself into something I really had a desire to do.  I wanted to be a Storyteller of individuals’ personal stories that come from a variety of sources, backgrounds, traditional histories and community.  I realized that this could be used to promote concepts for grants when supported with data. (more)