Loose in Cascadia

I have left a couple of browser tabs open on my mac for a couple of weeks now because of their relevance to my ongoing cultural investigation of Cascadia. Both have to do with a study by two psychology professors at the University of Maryland which used a bevy of...

42 Days of August

2013 Postcard Afterword 2013 was the 7th year of the August POetry POstcard Fest overall and the 2nd year that Brendan McBreen would be in charge of organizing and distributing the list. A call went out on June 22 and I did not respond right away and found myself at...

Nate Mackey, Amerarcana

When I proposed to Nate Mackey that we do an interview on Nod House, which was and still is his latest book of poems, he asked me if I had a venue in mind for its publication. No, I said, but he did and last week I got my copy of the interview. It was transcribed by...

Sam Hamill interviewed at Doe Bay Nov 1, 2010

The day after Sam Hamill gave a reading at Doe Bay on Orcas Island, as part of the SPLAB at Doe Bay series, his book Measured by Stone was current and he sat down to discuss his trilogy Habitations, how one bow’s to their muse, the poem in sequence (serial poem)...

Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies

Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies A presentation for UW Bothell Convergence on Poetics, September 30, 2012 (See also: https://paulenelson.com/2013/06/03/organic-in-cascadia-translated-for-brazilians/) Use of term Organic, stems from its use in the early 60s...