Make It True meets Medusario

From the introduction (by Matt Trease) of an upcoming anthology I have had a hand in bringing into the world: Some Background This anthology is the result of a collaboration between Cuban Neobarroco poet José Kozer and Paul E Nelson, founder of the Seattle Poetics Lab...

Cascadia Talk in Nanaimo, Retreat

It’s been over five years since I published Why Cascadia, Why Poetry? In it I make the case for bioregionalism and poetry as part of a response to the decline of democracy in the United States, combined with the decline of the health of the planetary biosphere....

Important Dates

Summer is supposed to be a lazy time with a lot of loafing, picnics, softball, kayak rides and other ways in which — as George Gershwin put it – “the livin’ is easy.” Throw in year 11 of a poetry postcard fest, a five year old,...

Notes on the Poetics of Resistance

Resistance is in the air thanks to the election of SCROTUS, the So Called Ruler of the United States. I’ve written about Resist Much, Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance and have read my contribution to that effort at several poetry readings. That...