Responding to the Black Mystery School Pianists

Responding to the Black Mystery School Pianists

I saw this article linked in an article I was reading and then a friend sent it to me, so there was something synchronistic about it right off the bat. “God’s way of remaining anonymous” some wise person said about synchronicity, and it makes you think. I read it,...

After The Japanese 45-48

The latest in this series of poems written in 2014 and archived here cover ground from Lorine Niedecker, to Michael McClure, to Amalio Madueño (Garcia), to Vincent Van Gogh and were also written in Marblemount, WA, near the entrance to North Cascades National Park....

José Kozer Interview

This past January 18 and 19 (2015) I had the great pleasure of going to Hallendale Beach, Florida, and having access to the great Cuban-American poet José Kozer in the home he shares with his wife Guadalupe. I packed some short sleeve shirts, escaped Seattle winter,...

An Army of Lovers (Spahr, Buuck)

I was chatting with Vancouver poet George Stanley about what he considered innovative in contemporary poetry. Without hesitation he said the book An Army of Lovers by Juliana Spahr and David Buuck was an example. Once home I ordered the book and saw that it was not...

Jose Kozer Interview (L.A. N.13.13)

While I am not the guy who got the chance to interview José Kozer recently during his visit to Southern California, I was present as he responded to the questions of Cal State U at L.A. Ph.D. student Mike Sonksen. Kozer, as you may have heard, won the most prestigious...