Bury 2016

2016 is a good year to bury things. How many years get their own self-deprecating meme? And the notables who died this year is impressive, if you’re impressed by death: Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Prince, Fidel Castro, Harper Lee, John Glenn, Leon Russell,...

Latin American Neo-Baroque

Senses of Distortion (Pablo Baler Interview)Conducted at Cal State University’s Golden Eagle radio station on November 14, 2016. Our thanks to Jasmine Salgado and Golden Eagle radio.) The objective of art is exactly like that of cosmology. Its aim is to...

Jose Kozer Interview (N.13.13 in L.A., Part 2)

Today I’m posting the rest of the audio of an interview with legendary Cuban-American poet José Kozer, conducted by  Cal State U at L.A. Ph.D. student Mike Sonksen. (Hear the first four parts of the interview here.) Kozer here is captured shortly after winning...

Bay Area Poets Age w/ Grace

Our recent family road trip to Southern California (or SoCal as the car ads and meteorologists there say) and back had its share of beauty and difficulty. My Cousin Steve O’Connell gave us a week at his time-share condo in Dana Point and we regularly had sunsets...

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,...