Hillman City Haibun 9 Anagrams

It was probably in 1995 or ’96 that Danika Dinsmore made me aware of a form of poetry called Present Beau, a kind of poem that employs the restraint of using only the letters in someone’s name in the poem itself. Thomas Walton of Pageboy Magazine has been...

The Future of Storytelling, Puebla, Mexico

This past August I had the good fortune to attend the 14th Subud World Congress in Puebla, Mexico, or the Congreso Mundial, as the locals called it. There are numerous stories I could tell about my experience and I have blogged about it. The fact is that the Congress...

Ontological Kinesiology in Puebla

It was quite a melange of cultures in Puebla during the 14th Subud World Congress August 1-17, 2014. (See my previous posts here and here.) To give you some sense of how diverse the event was, these lines went into a postcard poem written while in Puebla: & this...

Reflexiones desde Puebla, Conversation Cafe

I’ve always known the quote as: “Travel is the worst enemy of ignorance” but in researching Mark Twain it appears to be: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Well, you get the idea. Well over a week in Puebla,...