WA 129 Release Party

The reading/book release party for WA129, the Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall’s state-wide poetry anthology, is happening Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm in Olympia. The book includes a poet for each year of Washington statehood. There will be live...

Top Ten Posts of 2014

I did this last year, a post of the top ten posts/pages of the year. I excluded American Sentences and all individual pages associated with that daily practice and also Organic Poetry and individual essays under that rubric. I’ve also included only two of the...

97. Clues From Hell

Part of my journal practice is to read the journal entry from the same day of the previous year. A year ago I was ending my residency at The Lake, the last home of Morris Graves. The Morris Graves Foundation was kind enough to believe my recommendation letters and it...

Cracker Climate Refugees Coming to Cascadia

Was going over last year’s journal entry for this date and came across John Olson’s wonderful birthday poem for me, as well as some of his comments regarding my essay Organic In Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies. He said: Dear Paul, Glad you dug the...

Morris Graves Selected Letters

One of my goals during my recent residency at The Lake, awarded by the Morris Graves Foundation, was to get to know Graves better and have a deeper appreciation for his work. Mission accomplished, in large part, because I was able to read Morris Graves: Selected...