Bioregionalism in the Age of Crumbling Empire

It has been clear to me for a couple of decades now that WWIII is the planet vs. humans. Author and Nostradamus scholar John Hogue posited that in his 2000 book The Millennium Book of Prophecy, said it on my syndicated radio program when I interviewed him about the...

BC Poet Jamie Reid Dead at 74

Waiting in the garden on a hot day for a friend and our bike ride, I perused Facebook only to see the news that Vancouver poet Jamie Reid had died at age 74. The news came via his wife Carol on his Facebook page: Dear Friends Our beloved Jamie died suddenly on...

Sharon Thesen on Re-Wilding (Re-Worlding)

In the year 2001, after the tragic events of that September, and only about five years under my belt as a curator/facilitator of events featuring visiting poets, I had the good fortune to organize a visit by legendary poet, anthologist, essayist, Jerome Rothenberg....

Cascadia Update

The 3rd Cascadia Poetry Festival is three weeks away in Nanaimo, BC, and unlike the first two, it is in Canada and it is being run by people who attended at least one of the previous events. This is an exciting development and thanks to David Fraser, Kim Goldberg, Kim...

Margin Shift Reading Series

It has been described by one Seattle writer as a reading series that leans toward: “the academic, conceptual and slightly Canadian.” It is Margin Shift, a new poetry reading series run by a collective that seems to take the place where the legendary...