Getting to Know Cascadian Poets & Poetics

It was after I finished my M.A. from Lesley University, a course of study I organized with the help of a few select advisors that one of my most close readers, Chuck Pirtle, suggested what I was heading towards in my writing was in helping define a West Coast poetics....

A Little History: The Deeply Personal as Political

(This essay was recently published in Zen Monster.) (download pdf for best formatting) A Little History: The Deeply Personal as Political (Some notes on a book by Ammiel Alcalay) There were two events in the mid 90s which really opened my eyes to the power of poetry....