One Year After Sam Hamill’s Death

Sam Hamill left this earthly plane on April 14, 2018, and plans are underway to recognize that anniversary in a private and low-key ceremony, along with sushi and saké after, just as Sam would have liked it. Our Cascadia Poetry Festival dedicated to his memory is set...

Sam Hamill’s Last Book

After Morning Rain will be released tomorrow (Tuesday, May 15, 2018.) It is the last book by renowned poet, translator, editor and founder of Copper Canyon Press, Sam Hamill and there will be a launch at his house in Anacortes, Washington, starting at 3pm. Christopher...

Sam Hamill’s Last Reading + Elegy

Dean of NW poets, Sam Hamill died on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 6:04pm at his home in Anacortes, Washington. I last saw Sam on Thursday and Friday, April 5 & 6. We shared saké one last time and when he was about to read poems from his upcoming book, After...

Sam Hamill & Christopher Yohmei Blasdel N.1.14

On November 1, 2014, the home of my spiritual community was the site of an event that truly illustrates the mission of the cultural wing of said organization, working at the confluence of creativity and spirituality. The evening was a presentation of two masters, Poet...