Sharon Doubiago on Diane di Prima

Diane di Prima, August 6, 1929-October 25, 2020 I first learned of Diane di Prima as an actress. She played the part of Lula in the play The Dutchman by Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka).  It remains the only play or movie I’ve ever wanted to do myself. This was long...

Practicing Breath and Outside

Watching the posts and the likes and the ads float by on Facebook is fascinating to me and I check in a few times a day. I can do a Google search for something like DIVORCE or CALIFORNIA TRAFFIC TICKET and see ads related to those “interests.” I hate to...

Nate Mackey at UW Bothell

I went to hear Nate Mackey this evening (Wednesday, Sept 30) at the UW and I strongly encourage Puget Sound area literature fans to attend his reading and conversation Thursday, Oct 1 as part of the annual UW Bothell Convergence on Poetics program. His talk tonight...

Haibun in Hambone

I can’t tell you how honored I am to have five (5!) of my Haibun de la Serna poems published in the brand new edition of Hambone 20. Nate Mackey is the editor and this magazine has been publishing innovative writers since 1974. In a 2000 edition of Callaloo, he...