Margin Shift

I’m delighted to be doing another Zoom-Because-of-Shelter-in-Place reading, this time for  Margin Shift, Thursday June 18 at 7pm. As its name implies, Margin Shift is the most diverse reading series in Seattle, but also the one that features the most challenging...

Annual Bradner Gardens Concert

On August 18, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, I will again participate in what is becoming like a ritual for me, reading poems with Jim O’Halloran’s band at perhaps the best community garden in the city, Bradner Gardens. Jim sent this: Outdoors, on the lawn!...

Nurse Log Poem at Bradner Gardens

I think it might be seven times now that I have been invited to read poems by Jim O’Halloran at his annual concert at Bradner Gardens. One of the jewels of Seattle’s P-Patch system of community gardens, Jim is a brilliant flute-playing/band-leading/...

Paul w/ Carletta & 2 other poets @ Margin Shift

It is easily the most adventurous reading series in Seattle. Margin Shift happens now at the funky Common Area Maintenance in Belltown, essentially kitty corner (or do you say katty corner) from the legendary Grunge venue the Crocodile Café. And being named after the...

Upcoming Readings

I have been working like a dog on the Cascadia Poetry Anthology, Make It True the last few months, but the last few days especially and we’re almost done. It’s been a joy to work with Nadine Maestas, who is so bright and perceptive and understands how...