Ian Boyden Interview (A Forest of Names)

They are 108 poems that “illuminate a hidden landscape in the names of children killed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.” Many of their deaths could have been prevented if not for the shoddy construction of the school buildings in which they attended. The poems are...
A Forest of Names (Ian Boyden)

A Forest of Names (Ian Boyden)

My good friend Ian Boyden is a brilliant artist who has a new book of poems to be released next month by Wesleyan University Press. FYI: A Forest of Names: 108 Meditations ‍by Ian Boyden ‍Wesleyan University Press (buy now) 136 pp. 2 b&w photos. 5.5...
Blue Rivers Writers Gathering

Blue Rivers Writers Gathering

I once attend the the Blue River Writers Gathering, a biannual gathering at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest whose purpose, according to their website, is: to take counsel from each other and from the forest, to deepen our sense of community with other writers and...

Bury 2016

2016 is a good year to bury things. How many years get their own self-deprecating meme? And the notables who died this year is impressive, if you’re impressed by death: Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Prince, Fidel Castro, Harper Lee, John Glenn, Leon Russell,...