Make It True meets Medusario

From the introduction (by Matt Trease) of an upcoming anthology I have had a hand in bringing into the world: Some Background This anthology is the result of a collaboration between Cuban Neobarroco poet José Kozer and Paul E Nelson, founder of the Seattle Poetics Lab...

C&P March 14 w/ John Olson

A participant in an open mic recently mentioned how important such spaces are now in our culture, with such political unrest and division. She could have also mentioned the ecological crisis we’re experiencing, or the violence that’s becoming routine, as...

Two Anthologies

I was delighted to participate in the open mic called Poetry Bridge, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at the C&P Coffeehouse aka: West Seattle’s Living Room. Leopoldo Seguel holds court, introduces the featured readers and tapes, edits and posts on YouTube the...

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,...

Upcoming Readings

I have been working like a dog on the Cascadia Poetry Anthology, Make It True the last few months, but the last few days especially and we’re almost done. It’s been a joy to work with Nadine Maestas, who is so bright and perceptive and understands how...