Fred Wah on The Simple, Serial Form and MHT

Fred Wah on The Simple, Serial Form and MHT

It has been over a decade since I first began to try to get Fred Wah to sit down and have an interview about his (now) 60 years of work in poetry. When we did sit in front of our respective Zoom screens on December 9, 2021, he told me it was because I was too busy!...
Ode to Bill Turner

Ode to Bill Turner

I was very saddened to hear about the death of NW painter William Turner. He died at age 81 on Christmas Eve. I felt Bill was a genius painter and tremendously under-appreciated. Maybe that changes in death, that he gets the attention his work deserved, but...
Some 2021 American Sentences & Other Poems

Some 2021 American Sentences & Other Poems

I made it to Clatskanie, Oregon, birthplace of Raymond Carver, to have a writing retreat in a cabin on an organic farm. Of course there would be a snow storm and a 90 minute delay on Hwy 30 getting here, but here I am going over 2021 poems, which means a whole lot of...
Cascadia, Water, Compassion

Cascadia, Water, Compassion

Each day after Bhakti and I have our morning beverage (a matcha latté for me, coffee for her) I sit at this here Mac and journal about the previous day. Before that though, I read last year’s journal entry. There were riches in my December 9, 2020 journal entry...