May 13 Nanaimo Workshop

I have been fortunate to be able to travel to much of Cascadia. Sometimes I get to share the fruit of my research on Organic Poetry. David Fraser of Wordstorm has invited me back to Diana Krall’s hometown to facilitate a workshop that combines two interests:...

Xi Chuan Notes on the Mosquito

After making a presentation in Xining, China in August, 2011, at the 3rd Qinghai Lake International Poetry Festival, a Chinese poet came up to me, told he he enjoyed my presentation and asked if I would like a copy of his new manuscript. I said, sure and was stunned...

Cascadia Poetry Festival Ad Board Meeting

To the Members of the Cascadia Advisory Board, We are scheduling a meeting on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at 4P at Spring Street Center, 1101 15th in Seattle. We’ll give folks an update on developments with SPLAB, the the 2014 Festival and related matters. We are...

The Meat Reason of the Last Beat

The Meat Reason of the Last Beat: McClure’s Latihan (Download as pdf)   A man writhing on the floor with his eyes closed, perhaps groaning and twisting in sunlight that pours through a window, may not be the picture you get in your mind in direct connection with...

How to Not Get Lost Backpacking

The vision quests in our culture are usually unintentional. We have, by and large, rejected the ancient needs for rituals to mark rites of passage, but somewhere in the psyche, a human demands it to move on to the next level of existence, or fail trying. Last week I...