Cumberland, Desolation Sound, BC

What a way to end 2016 and bring in 2017, but in a heated outdoor bathtub on the water! Bhakti and I are guests of Gary Hamilton and Adelia (Nicola) MacWilliam, as we’re working with Adelia to organize a “one-day” Cascadia Poetry Fest September 8-10,...

Bury 2016

2016 is a good year to bury things. How many years get their own self-deprecating meme? And the notables who died this year is impressive, if you’re impressed by death: Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Prince, Fidel Castro, Harper Lee, John Glenn, Leon Russell,...

Ruth Lepson/Miriam Nichols on Charles Olson

Wonderful to see the review of Letters for Olson by Brooks Johnson in Hyperallergenic and just to have this book in the world. The headline of the article states well this book’s theme: In Letters for Olson, the reader is reminded repeatedly that the...

Ed Varney Interview

Ed Varney is a Canadian poet, visual artist and curator who lives on Vancouver Island. I had the good fortune to interview him in August 2016 at his home near Cumberland, BC. I’ve waited until today to present this interview because one of the reasons for my...

John Olson’s Broken Justy

The essential core of any project is to open. Open, open, open. Create a state of total nakedness, an anima mundi, a connection with the world-soul that is non-judgmental and quick to excite. It’s not always pleasant The intelligible world, the world of the...