After The Japanese 49-52

The last three of the poems in this series written in Marblemount, WA, seem so distant given the contrast between last year’s winter snow and this year’s winter-of-no-winter. Also a year ago the AWP conference was held in Seattle. The feeling there was the...

Seattle (City of No Lit Crit)

If you are involved at all in the Seattle writing community, you have no doubt heard by now about the op-ed former Hugo House Writer-in-Residence and novelist Ryan Boudinot wrote for the local alt-news weekly, The Stranger. (A warning posted from one link before the...

Audio from King’s Books 3.13.15

I am grateful to Connie Walle for inviting me to be a featured reader at the Distinguished Writer’s Series in Tacoma. I did it last Friday, March 13, 2015 and was delighted to see many long-time friends in the house. I had been scheduled for February 2007, but...

After The Japanese 45-48

The latest in this series of poems written in 2014 and archived here cover ground from Lorine Niedecker, to Michael McClure, to Amalio Madueño (Garcia), to Vincent Van Gogh and were also written in Marblemount, WA, near the entrance to North Cascades National Park....