Charles Potts Interview

A 2017 interview conducted with Charles Potts by your humble narrator has been published online by Rain Taxi: https://www.raintaxi.com/a-path-through-the-wilderness-an-interview-with-charles-potts/  The interview is getting some very good reviews. Enjoy and let me...

501. Hawthorne Presence

WooHoo! The last 2014 August Poetry Postcard! (See all here.) And with only 221 days until the next call goes out. Hawthorn Presence uses an image I took on my cellphone of the house Denise Levertov lived in, images of my visit with Charles Potts in Walla Walla and...

500. Passing Lane

Passing Lane is another 2014 August Postcard Poem, but this one reflects a life firmly back home after my visit to Mexico, firmly into the routine of taking walks in my Hillman City/Seward Park neighborhood, learning the names of local plants (which may not be local)...

American Exceptionalism and Canadian Reality

If there were any doubt that the notion of American Exceptionalism were a joke, or a hoax, or a myth easily busted, the current shutdown of the federal government by a group of congressmen conservative Charles Krauthammer called “The Suicide Caucus” ought...

The Last of the 2012 American Sentences

It is one of the worst feelings I ever get and most poets have experienced it at one time or another. The lost poem. I remember Ed Dorn at the Spokane Library less than a year before his death talking about losing poems that were the best he’d ever written....