Strange Fruit: Poems on the Death Penalty

I’m delighted to have work in a new anthology entitled: Strange Fruit: Poems on the Death Penalty. It was edited by Sarah Zale and Terry Persun and seeing that our shelter-in-place restrictions designed to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus...

Bill Mawhinney Bids Adieu to Northwind

I had the good fortune to read AT LEAST three times during Bill Mawhinney’s tenure as producer of the monthly Northwind Poetry series in Port Townsend over the last 13 years. That he came out of the New American Poetry, and was knowledgeable about poets like...

Bioregional Cultural Investigation

We do what we know before we know what we do. –  Charles Olson. Little did I know in 2012 that the first Cascadia Poetry Festival would be the start of a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and that a poetry anthology, two more fests, many...