Claudia Castro Luna Interview, Part 2

Last week we featured the first half of our interview your humble narrator conducted with the incoming Washington State Poet Laureate, Claudia Castro Luna. In the second half (audio parts 3 & 4) she started with a poem that had been turned into a videopoem by the...

Claudia Castro Luna Interview, Part 1

Claudia Castro Luna is the incoming Poet Laureate of the state of Washington. For two years she had been the Civic Poet of Seattle, the city’s version of the ceremonial position. In this first part of a two-part interview she discusses her tenure as Civic Poet, her...

Cascadia Talk in Nanaimo, Retreat

It’s been over five years since I published Why Cascadia, Why Poetry? In it I make the case for bioregionalism and poetry as part of a response to the decline of democracy in the United States, combined with the decline of the health of the planetary biosphere....

Audio Interview Archive Taking Shape

Thanks to a grant from 4Culture, the archive of interviews I have done over the years is being organized. Summaries of past interviews, going back to December 1990, are going up weekly here: https://splab.org/listen/ The non-profit organization I founded in December...