I Sing the Body Apoplectic (to) Make The Pie Higher

It takes years for most poets to learn a craft and then unlearn certain rules, or learn how to creatively break them like playing with syntax, making abrupt subject changes and other techniques associated with the Euro-American avant-garde. But to some people it comes...

Cascadia Poetry Events

There are a few developments with the Make It True anthology and the combination of bioregionalism and poetry. I hope you’ll help us get the word out about some events coming up. It was great to meet so many of the poets in the book for the first time last...

David Bowie (1947-2016)

This started out as a Facebook comment, but I have to document some of my thoughts on this day we find out David Bowie has died of liver cancer. (He died yesterday, January 10, 2016). I was the Music Director for WWCT in Peoria, Illinois, when I was invited to a...

521. Composed in Solidarity

Since 2004, I’ve had a little soft spot in my heart for Muslims given that my spiritual practice (the Latihan Kejiwaan of Subud) was created (discovered?/invented?) by a Muslim. (I was initiated into Subud June 2004.) Maybe that’s why the case of the man...