Notes on The Undercommons

Nate Mackey tipped me off a few years ago to the work of Fred Moten and few months ago I came across a New Yorker article about a book Moten co-wrote with Stefano Harney entitled: The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study. I saw reference to it in Brenda...

Write On Door County Sept 2019 Residency

I’m near the end of my week-long writing residency at Write On Door County. Postcard poet Sharon Auberle tipped me off to this writing center in the part of Wisconsin that sticks into Lake Michigan. After one day here I wrote: Write On Door County is a wildlife...

Happiness & Spirituality

my friend Jason Wirth is producing a couple of worthwhile events: Happiness & Spirituality How the concept of Gross National Happiness intertwines with Vajrayana Buddhism Lopen Gem Dorji (Gembo) Current Advisor and Former Secretary General of the Central Monk Body...

The Cards I Got (APPF13 2019)

I have been holding off on taking and posting my annual picture of poetry postcards received during this year’s August Poetry Postcard Fest. If I counted right, I got 62 cards: This is a shot taken Friday, September 13, 2019, and it does not do justice to the...

SPLAB @ &Now Cascadia by Anthology

I am delighted to be part of the &Now Conference, which is being staged at UW-Bothell, September 19-22, 2019, with a rather remarkable collection of “experimental” poets.Not sure what word is appropriate these days for poets who take risks in their...