Ai WeiWei Exhibit on San Juan Island

What a great thing to do on a Sunday – day trip to San Juan Island to see an exhibit of the work of legendary conceptual artist and Chinese political dissident Ai WeiWei. His story is legendary (and includes an eighty-one day detention during which he was...

Sam Hamill Interview, Notes on Cascadia 3 (Malpais)

The last Malpais Review is out and like most literary initiatives on this here continent, it went as far as their Publisher/Editor Gary Brower could take it. I am fortunate enough, thanks to Amalio Madueño, to have two pieces in the journal. One is a review of the...

Talk at North Cascades Institute

El Habib Louai concludes his tour of Cascadia on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 7p as he talks to participants in this year’s Beats on the Peaks event, produced by the North Cascades Institute. Habib will speak about the Beat connection with Morocco and the...

Celebrating Ian Boyden (80. Bear Dream Bird Dream)

When Sam Hamill read at Spring Street Center back in November 2012 to celebrate and display his collaborations with the painter, book maker and artist Ian Boyden (see this link) Ian gave me a copy of a book on his work entitled: Flowing Movement: The Material...