520. Devil Wrestling

It seems as if “demons” or the “devil” is a thread that ran through this year’s fest for me. “Nafsu” is a related Indonesian word that might better be better translated as “lower forces.” Not demonic, per se, but required to be working in a proper hierarchy for best...

Southern Cascadia Poet Jerry Martien

In September 2015 I had the chance to interview a poet and long-time bioregionalist Jerry Martien on the waterfront in Eureka, California. With Jim Dodge, he’s one of the two poets from extreme Southern Cascadia in the book Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. I...

Cheryl Seidner & the Wiyot Tribe in Eureka, CA

Cheryl Seidner is Cultural Liaison and Councilwoman for the Wiyot Tribe in Humboldt County, California. She agreed to an interview and on September 8, 2015, we sat down in her home to discuss  the Wiyot Tribe and its history. It is a history that includes perhaps the...