Giverny & Rouen Cathedral

I am honored to have been included in the 4th European Beat Studies Network conference, which is happening now in Brussels, Belgium. I was last in Brussels in 2010 for the Tools of the Sacred conference which was organized by the very capable and considerate host and...

514. Supple in Seattle

More Salish art and a poem resulting from what the postcard fest instructions suggested since year 1, that is “something of the here and now” should/could get into the poem. That’s what postcards are after all, no? My ongoing battle with dehydration and the fest as...

George Bowering – My Darling Nellie Grey

George Bowering, (born December 1, 1935) was Canada’s first Parliamentary Poet Laureate, is author of more than 90 books, and is the best-known of TISH group of poets based in Vancouver in the early 60’s. The interview focused on his new book My Darling...

513. Summer Desk Avalanche

The latest poem from the 2015 August Poetry Postcard Fest. (See other poems here.) A Georgia O’Keeffe card and great epigraph from Joanne Kyger, the composition of which affected the content. (Wait til the ink dries!)

Notes for Personal Myth and Genius Loci

(Workshop given at Tacoma Poetry Festival, Saturday, October 17, 2015) Personal Myth, Place, Genius Loci – Paul Nelson What is the myth you are living? Your Personal Mythology, relationship to place and to the spirit of the place in which you live are components of a...