Free Cup of Coffee

Did you know March 21 is World Poetry Day? Yeah, UNESCO, the cultural arm of the United Nations decided that in 1999. Julius Meinl, a European coffee-roasting company upped the ante a few years ago by offering a cup to any customer who goes into a participating café...

Post-Fest Thoughts

There are about a thousand things I could write about the recently concluded Cascadia Poetry Festival. That John Olson could step in with only a few hours notice to read on the Main Stage was a blessing. That the organizers succeeded in creating a sense of community...

Poet Interviews

I am both excited and anxious about the 4th Cascadia Poetry Festival starting this Thursday (Nov 3, 2016) and concluding Sunday at 6pm. Working with a local organizing team, we’ve tried to put together a diverse group of poets who reflect aspects of Cascadia to...
Colleen McElroy Interview

Colleen McElroy Interview

When I attended Colleen McElroy’s reading at the Columbia City Gallery on April 8th, I was stunned by the precise imagery (delivered 75 years after the events chronicled), the depth of disclosure and the complete lack of sentimentality. I’ve said before...