Save Charles Olson’s Neighborhood

Forwarding this from Peter Anastas, author of the Olson memoir, From Gloucester Out. He’s asking us to: “Sign this petition and forward it to friends, poets, Olson and Gloucester lovers, who live outside of the city. We are fighting hard to save...

Writing Haibun

Writing Haibun I first became aware of the haibun literary form through Anne Waldman’s Marriage: A Sentence and through Sam Hamill’s translation of Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interior,perhaps the quintessential translation. Now I am in the middle of...

Poetry Postcard Exercise

Poetry Postcard Exercise Ted Berrigan, Robin Blaser and Jack Spicer are among the more notable poets to engage in such a project. Berrigan’s book of them (A Certain Slant on Sunlight) was completed six months before his death in 1983. Alice Notley wrote: the cards as...

Washington State Poetry Questionnaire

The new state Poet Laureate, Kathleen Flenniken asked me to help get the word out about her focus as the 2nd Poet Laureate of the state of Washington, the state poetry questionnaire. I agreed and put the application on the SPLAB website and then filled one out myself....