Bay Area Postcard Readings!

The launch of 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards, an anthology that was ten years in the making is finally happening in the Bay Area THIS WEEKEND! Ina Roy-Faderman has worked tirelessly to help create this book and set up these readings and I am looking forward to...

Joanne Kyger Reads Easter & Other Poems

Joanne Kyger Interview in Bolinas, CA, Memorial Day, 2015 One of the major women poets of the SF Renaissance, Joanne Kyger was born in 1934 in Vallejo, CA, studied with Pound scholar Hugh Kenner at UC Santa Barbara and moved to San Francisco in 1957, where she became...

Bay Area Poets Age w/ Grace

Our recent family road trip to Southern California (or SoCal as the car ads and meteorologists there say) and back had its share of beauty and difficulty. My Cousin Steve O’Connell gave us a week at his time-share condo in Dana Point and we regularly had sunsets...

Morris Graves Residency Report

I am just back from the best and most intensive writing retreat/ residency of my life and a quick trip to L.A. to visit José Kozer (& his wife Guada), see Amalio Madueño, meet Pablo Baler (& some of his Cal State U at L.A. colleagues), Néstos Díaz de Villegas,...