August 2017 Poetry Postcard Fest Afterword

Nothing signifies the end of summer in Cascadia like rain and it is raining as I write this. This year especially. 60+ days of no measurable precipitation makes me feel a little guilty about all the rain going to Texas and Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Of...

Angeline Roof Summer Solstice

Greg Bem organized one of his very lively events this past Monday night, June 20, 2016, as an open reading and Summer Solstice celebration. That the occasion also featured a Full Moon, the Strawberry Moon, and the first full moon on the Summer Solstice since 1967....

Greg Bem Reviews American Sentences

I get nervous sending out review copies of my new books. Fortunately, I took Sam Hamill’s advice from a few years ago to heart and am not in a rush to publish. At least I don’t think I am. But my  project was probably overdue for publication. And I have...

Moroccan Poet El Habib Louai Visits Seattle

  SICA, the Subud International Cultural Association is delighted to welcome El Habib Louai to the Northwest for a series of readings and talks at various venues in August, 2013. We invite you to attend and spread the word. (Download poster here.) SICA “works at...

Featured Reading Wedgwood Ale House

Peter Munro has been kind enough to invite me to be the featured poet at his fine open mic in Wedgwood on Monday, February 11, 2013. I will be reading some classics, some American Sentences, some haibun and poems from Pig War & Other Songs of Cascadia. If my book...