BC Poet Jamie Reid Dead at 74

Waiting in the garden on a hot day for a friend and our bike ride, I perused Facebook only to see the news that Vancouver poet Jamie Reid had died at age 74. The news came via his wife Carol on his Facebook page: Dear Friends Our beloved Jamie died suddenly on...

Pirates of Cascadia

There is something about the San Juan Islands that lets a Midwest boy understand he is in Cascadia. When the view out your hostel window is this: you know you’re not in corn country. And of course the view from Mt. Constitution (which we will not get to see this...

Sam Hamill interviewed at Doe Bay Nov 1, 2010

The day after Sam Hamill gave a reading at Doe Bay on Orcas Island, as part of the SPLAB at Doe Bay series, his book Measured by Stone was current and he sat down to discuss his trilogy Habitations, how one bow’s to their muse, the poem in sequence (serial poem)...

Paul Nelson, Doe Bay Pig War writing residency

As you might have guessed if you’ve seen the photo of my daughter Rebecca and my Mom at Doe Bay when Rebecca was about 3 (1994), I have been going to Doe Bay Resort and Retreat for many years. In fact, my first trip there was April 1991, a month before Rebecca...

Pig War Residency

Jan 28, 2012 My residency here at the Whiteley Center ends tomorrow, alas. What a tremendous place to think, write &c. Sure, the photos give you a sense of that (my Pig War research photo album on FB) but I am so pleased with what I did here on Pig War:...