Morris Graves Selected Letters

One of my goals during my recent residency at The Lake, awarded by the Morris Graves Foundation, was to get to know Graves better and have a deeper appreciation for his work. Mission accomplished, in large part, because I was able to read Morris Graves: Selected...

98. Why Redwings Sing

When asked how my residency at the Lake, the final home of legendary artist Morris Graves, my stock response has been “stunning and miraculous.” I was awarded a residency almost a year ago by the Morris Graves Foundation and had as goals to finish my...

American Sentences August – November 2013

I have finally gotten a chance to harvest American Sentences from the last few months. As you may know, this is my 13th year of writing one every day and I’ve about 37 left for 2013. Found poems, mistakes, my trip to Morris Graves famous last home in Loleta, CA,...

Morris Graves Residency Report

I am just back from the best and most intensive writing retreat/ residency of my life and a quick trip to L.A. to visit José Kozer (& his wife Guada), see Amalio Madueño, meet Pablo Baler (& some of his Cal State U at L.A. colleagues), Néstos Díaz de Villegas,...

Residency at the Morris Graves Foundation

It was the most intensive residency application I have ever seen. Two letters of reference to be sent directly to the foundation. An essay outlining my thoughts on the significance of at least two different pieces by the artist whose last home is where the residency...