Interview with Beat Nun Mary Norbert Körte

She made a splash as “the nun” at the 1965 Berkeley Poetry Conference, where she engaged Jack Spicer about 30s union songs, considering them as poetry and had a spiritual (poetry) epiphany. Since the early 70s she’s been living off the grid in...

Seattle Nice and Cascadia Culture

With the AWP Conference just concluded in Seattle, I had many opportunities to see my home through the eyes of others, be a guide to the best of what’s here, the cultural mores and to even feel defensive about those who would have a jab or two at this, my city....

David Abel Tether, Float, Spare Room, 13 Hats

For years I was on the email list of Portland poet David Abel. The range of events promoted on that list went from experimental poetry readings to workshops, rare book exhibits to raga singing classes and much more. Every event he was associated with was interesting...

Cascadia Poetry Interview

Crystal Curry is writing a piece on the Cascadia Poetry Festival and had a few questions for me. I thought I’d get the whole thing online here so you can see some of the background of the fest and my own interests/motivations. Paul — so I have access to...