Armenian Genocide

I was delighted to hear that President Biden announced that for the first time in history the United States recognizes the Armenian genocide perpetrated by Turkey in 1915. See:...
The Wig Maker

The Wig Maker

How the life story of a woman abandoned by her mother and abused as a child by her father was turned into experimental lyric poetry is the premise of a book by Janet Gallant as told to Sharon Thesen and published by New Star Books of Vancouver, BC. The Wig Maker is...
Earth Day @ NorthWind

Earth Day @ NorthWind

Has a nice ring to it, eh? Rob Lewis is one of three poets reading 7pm PDT Thursday, April 22, 2021 as part of the regular Northwind Reading Series. From the Northwind folk: To celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month, the Northwind Reading Series and Centrum are...
Read/Study Mackey’s Double Trio

Read/Study Mackey’s Double Trio

If not the culmination of a 40+ year serial poetry effort by perhaps the world’s leading living practitioner of that stance toward poem making, it is a huge new hunk. Matt Trease and I look forward to digging into Nathaniel Mackey’s Double Trio twice a...
Last Year’s Pandemic Postcard (Not Yet)

Last Year’s Pandemic Postcard (Not Yet)

My practice each morning includes reading the journal entry from the same day of the previous year. For instance, today I read Monday, April 6, 2020. It was Day 24 of the Shelter-in-Place recommendation and I was already showing off designed masks: Thanks Buffy! Now...