Margin Shift Reading Series

It has been described by one Seattle writer as a reading series that leans toward: “the academic, conceptual and slightly Canadian.” It is Margin Shift, a new poetry reading series run by a collective that seems to take the place where the legendary...

Hillman City Haibun 9 Anagrams

It was probably in 1995 or ’96 that Danika Dinsmore made me aware of a form of poetry called Present Beau, a kind of poem that employs the restraint of using only the letters in someone’s name in the poem itself. Thomas Walton of Pageboy Magazine has been...

After the Japanese 41-44

This series of poems, posted four at a time and archived here, continues with some written on a short retreat in Marblemount, WA, near North Cascades National Park. They are all written in response to the classic Japanese poetry anthology, and taking a page out of...

Robin Blaser’s Last Interview

I was searching for my interview with Robin Blaser online and it appears the link that was the best, from Lou Rowan’s Golden Handcuffs Review, is down and I’m going to rectify that here. Actually two interviews I did, the second at the suggestion of Lou,...