The MUD Proposal proposal

After writing about being accepted by The Mud Proposal (see: https://paulenelson.com/2020/01/01/the-mud-proposal/) I came across my cover letter for the Mud Proposal: Dear Editors, I am in year seven of a twenty year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia....

Rob Lewis and The Silence of Vanishing Things

Is a planetary ecological collapse underway? Yep. Does anyone care? At least Rob Lewis does. He wrote a book of poems and essays about the climate crisis and suggests that a shift away from scientific terminology toward a more poetic/sacred narrative is necessary. The...

Cascadia Talk in Nanaimo, Retreat

It’s been over five years since I published Why Cascadia, Why Poetry? In it I make the case for bioregionalism and poetry as part of a response to the decline of democracy in the United States, combined with the decline of the health of the planetary biosphere....