George Bowering 2005 Interview

I first met George Bowering at the Victoria School of Writing Summer School in 2005. It was the tenth anniversary of that summer school and since then has ceased operations. I had taken a weeklong workshop with him there and developed an enduring friendship with him...

BC Poet Jamie Reid Dead at 74

Waiting in the garden on a hot day for a friend and our bike ride, I perused Facebook only to see the news that Vancouver poet Jamie Reid had died at age 74. The news came via his wife Carol on his Facebook page: Dear Friends Our beloved Jamie died suddenly on...

Notes On Gone South

I was given a charge by Michael McClure when I started my graduate work as an independent study student in 2004. He said to not limit my search to the U.S. Taking his advice turned me on to poets like Jose Kozer, the TISH poets of Vancouver, BC and to organizing...

Seattle Nice and Cascadia Culture

With the AWP Conference just concluded in Seattle, I had many opportunities to see my home through the eyes of others, be a guide to the best of what’s here, the cultural mores and to even feel defensive about those who would have a jab or two at this, my city....

Cascadia Poetry Interview

Crystal Curry is writing a piece on the Cascadia Poetry Festival and had a few questions for me. I thought I’d get the whole thing online here so you can see some of the background of the fest and my own interests/motivations. Paul — so I have access to...