2021 Poetry Postcard Afterword

2021 Poetry Postcard Afterword

2021 Poetry Postcard Fest Afterword (as pdf) I so love the Poetry Postcard Fest. Each year the fest allows me to experience new depths in my own creativity. The poetry side of spontaneous composition has been something I have practiced for 27 or so years. (This does...
Responding to the Black Mystery School Pianists

Responding to the Black Mystery School Pianists

I saw this article linked in an article I was reading and then a friend sent it to me, so there was something synchronistic about it right off the bat. “God’s way of remaining anonymous” some wise person said about synchronicity, and it makes you think. I read it,...

523. Body, Speech, Mind

In this poem from the 2015 August Poetry Postcard Fest the fact I was reading Philip Whalen’s biography is reflected and because of that some Buddhist notions. Other factors include a touch of Subud cosmology and more of my summer 2015 fascination...

Very Serious & Full of Vegetables

I FINALLY finished Crowded by Beauty, the wonderful biography of Philip Whalen. David Schneider brings a Zen perspective to chronicle the life of a poet who, along with Gary Snyder and Lew Welch, was considered one of the NW Beat poets. A great review of the book is...

506. Curved Projections

This is the first “official” poetry postcard of mine for 2015, year 9. I sent out one “practice card” to someone from last year’s list, but THIS year I decided to use Joanne Kyger’s new book On Time as a source of epigraphs. I am...