Franky Vivid is a poet and burlesque producer who splits his time between New Orleans and Chicago. He is married to burlesque star Michelle L’amour, with whom he co-founded the international literary salon Naked Girls Reading in 2009. For the last four years he has been the curator of the Everleigh Social Club in Chicago, an experiment in using Cyprianism to inform the operation of a private arts club. Vivid is a Freemasonic Knight Templar and founder of Paradise Garden #7. His other, more casual, musings can be found at nolatogeaux.com and cookingforstrippers.com, for which “I t’s New Orleans” called him “one of the most colorful characters in the New Orleans food ecosystem.” For more on Cyprianism and a continuing discussion about elements of The Seed and its underlying Philosophy and Practice, visit him at www.cyprianism.com.