Miles & Quincy Troupe & Coltrane

Delighted to be part of a stellar weekend of Jazz and Poetry in Taos, New Mexico, April 7 and 8 with featured poet Quincy Troupe! Two nights of Jazz and Poetry, the second of which I’ll emcee and read a few of my Jazz poems. On Friday morning at 8am MST I am set...

Paul Reads at Jackson St. Jazzwalk

Jackson Street was once the epicenter of Jazz in Seattle. Not sure there is one anymore, but you can hear live Jazz in town at places like Tula’s, Jazz Alley, the Royal Room and other venues. On April 1, 2017, my long-time collaborator and world-class flute...

Joanne Kyger 1934-2017

It was with great sadness yesterday that I learned, from a brief Facebook post by Michael Rothenberg, that Joanne Kyger had died at her Bolinas home on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. No other details are known at this time and she is survived by her partner Donald...

In Search of Color Everywhere

My planned 12N presentation for World Poetry Day was In Search of Color Everywhere and other African-American poetry. This title comes from an anthology edited by Ethelbert Miller. I had the honor of interviewing Ethelbert in 1994, when he was touring to promote this...

World Poetry Day (Seriality)

At the 11am presentation as part of my World Poetry Day/Free Coffee celebration at Caffé Umbria (Tutta Bella), I talked about seriality. In my interview with Nate Mackey 5 or so years ago, he said it better than anyone has, the allure and power of serial form: I...