Sam @ 70

When I started getting more interested in poetry, early 90s (which does not seem like such a long time ago) I’d heard rumors about this curmudgeon in the Seattle poetry community. He was gruff, but had done a ton of work in editing, writing essays and writing...

Happy 71st Sam Hamill

I wrote a more extensive birthday post for Sam Hamill’s 70th last year (see this) and this year I took a page (or three) out of the Book of Rexroth for Sam. You can see more of my engagements with this amazing poet and man here. Happy Birthday Sam.

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)...

Poet – Sam Hamill, Painter – Ian Boyden

I will never forget the moment when Sam Hamill showed me the book Ian Boyden made of his new poem “Habitations” a couple of years ago. It was about a yard high and the cover was made from what looked to be fossilized maple. The pages were all original...