Footsteps Anthology Benefits Homeless Vets

Thanks to the tirelessness and vision of Doug Johnson, Footsteps, a poetry anthology to benefit Homeless Vets, which I co-edited, is being released tonight and there will be a candlelight vigil in Cal Anderson Park as part of it. The poster below says it all, but to...

Post-Election Blues

Two poems (or a poem and an excerpt) and a bunch of graphics come to mind today as I help friends deal with what they see as     catastrophic election results. I am an optimistic person, so I can see many silver linings. I supported Bernie Sanders in the primary and...

Post-Fest Thoughts

There are about a thousand things I could write about the recently concluded Cascadia Poetry Festival. That John Olson could step in with only a few hours notice to read on the Main Stage was a blessing. That the organizers succeeded in creating a sense of community...

Poet Interviews

I am both excited and anxious about the 4th Cascadia Poetry Festival starting this Thursday (Nov 3, 2016) and concluding Sunday at 6pm. Working with a local organizing team, we’ve tried to put together a diverse group of poets who reflect aspects of Cascadia to...