Hamish Todd “Interviews” Paul E Nelson

Hamish Todd “Interviews” Paul E Nelson

I met Hamish Todd the first time I went to Red Sky Poetry Theater. I used some language in a poem that was a little outside the regular open mic fare, but he got it and gave me a kind word. That was 1994 and I was new to poetry. Hamish was a fixture at the...
Ed Varney (A Lot of Nada)

Ed Varney (A Lot of Nada)

It was Michael McClure in about 2004 who suggested I go beyond the U.S. when studying Open Form poetry. That led me to José Kozer (Cuban, though living in Hallandale Beach, FL) and poets in B.C. like George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, George Stanley, Robin Blaser,...
Pocket Lint (A New Journal)

Pocket Lint (A New Journal)

I have admired Warren Dean Fulton for years, maybe since I saw some of his cute little chapbooks like the U.S. Sonnets of George Bowering: That was published by Pooka Press in 2007. Warren’s been on my radar ever since. And though I am trying to get off...
Responding to the Black Mystery School Pianists

Responding to the Black Mystery School Pianists

I saw this article linked in an article I was reading and then a friend sent it to me, so there was something synchronistic about it right off the bat. “God’s way of remaining anonymous” some wise person said about synchronicity, and it makes you think. I read it,...
McClure’s Last Book Mule Kick Blues

McClure’s Last Book Mule Kick Blues

Michael McClure died one year ago, May 4, 2020 and the last book he wrote will be launched by legendary publisher City Lights May 8, 2021, via Zoom, 3pm. A memorial tribute to Michael with readings happens Sunday, May 9 at 3pm. Info here. An an early review of the...