Miles, Quincy, Georgia, Jazz & New Mexico

Attending the Taos Poetry Circus in Taos, New Mexico, will always be for me like Miles Davis hearing Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker for the first time in 1944. It is a feeling I’ll forever be trying to replicate. In the case of Miles, it is summed up in the...

Miles & Quincy Troupe & Coltrane

Delighted to be part of a stellar weekend of Jazz and Poetry in Taos, New Mexico, April 7 and 8 with featured poet Quincy Troupe! Two nights of Jazz and Poetry, the second of which I’ll emcee and read a few of my Jazz poems. On Friday morning at 8am MST I am set...

Postcard Gift

It is the tenth year of the August Poetry Postcard Fest and as I was taking an afternoon walk this past weekend, it hit me – what a gift this annual event is through and through. Having so many people year after year tell me, email me, or post to the APPF...

Intro to Reissue of McClure’s Specks

It was on my 50th birthday that I received an email from Garry Thomas Morse of Talon Books in Vancouver asking if I would be interested in writing the introduction to a reissue of Michael McClure’s 1985 book entitled Specks. I was honored and flabbergasted and...