Cascadia IV (I Did Not Build That)

I’m thinking of the controversy from an event during the 2012 U.S. Presidential campaign. It’s the You Didn’t Build That notion and was the response by less conscious people about the nature of how things get done, even in (especially in) a country...

Cascadia Poetry Festival 3 – Nanaimo

Sometimes there are events in my life that are so intense, or have so much action packed into a short time, it takes me a long time to write about them. Having founded a poetry festival for the Cascadia bioregion in which I have lived since 1988, my attendance at the...

Cascadia Update

The 3rd Cascadia Poetry Festival is three weeks away in Nanaimo, BC, and unlike the first two, it is in Canada and it is being run by people who attended at least one of the previous events. This is an exciting development and thanks to David Fraser, Kim Goldberg, Kim...

Poems from Planet Earth

As mentioned in my last post (Walking Victoria) in addition to some lovely photo opportunities and the best matcha ever, I attended the launch for a new anthology of poems made up of past readers at the Planet Earth poetry reading at Moka Coffee in Victoria, BC. Poems...

May 13 Nanaimo Workshop

I have been fortunate to be able to travel to much of Cascadia. Sometimes I get to share the fruit of my research on Organic Poetry. David Fraser of Wordstorm has invited me back to Diana Krall’s hometown to facilitate a workshop that combines two interests:...