If you’re a fan of lesbian writers (and I am!) it’s a party with a celebrity guest list. If you’re a writer (that too!) it’s an opportunity to network, to swap tips, conversation and spit (wait no, that’s a different party) with your sheroes. … More Lesbianic Authors in Portland OR July 9-13
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I’ve been delighted to be involved in so many indie projects, reading series, small presses and writing conferences. Sadly the reality is that many of them cannot afford to pay writers or presenters or staff. … More Indiegogo for gogoing to Poetry conference next week
I wrote and performed the following poems March 13th, 2014 at the Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic @ Cover to Cover Books , Vancouver WA. I’ve had the pleasure of being a featured reader at past events and am included in the first athology of Ghost Town Poems. Special thanks to Vancouver Poet Laureate, Christopher Luna … More two poems for my infant grandson
The Inquiry by Weldon Kees Do you wear a web over your wasted worth? I wear a web You fear the keyhole’s splintered eye? I fear the eye Can you hear the worthless morning’s mirth? I hear it The broken braying from whitening skies? Yes I hear it yes To spend the end and feed the … More Other People’s Poetry: Weldon Kees (The Inquiry)
Stop Stop in the middle of what you were saying. In the middle of what you were doing, of what you were about to do –just stop. Say, do, nothing. For once let everyone everywhere stop. Let there be just silence and intention. Stop birds, band-leaders, lovers and politicians. Undam the rivers and let everyone … More written today: stop
I am referring, of course, to the new Kerouac movie, On The Road, and not suggesting we grab our backpacks and hit the pavement seeking the company of strangers and other general randomness. My backpack-toting, pavement-hitting days are behind me. I still enjoy the company of strangers. So if you’d like to live vicariously through … More Join me ON THE ROAD
http://www.pulitzerremix.com/ I’m already 4 days behind but it sounds like a game worth playing. Let me re-check the rules. The full explanation is below. As ever, I’m a little dubious about the idea of borrowing other people’s writing and calling it “found poetry”. I think the Journal’s editors got a bored of the very … More Found Poetry in Pulitzer Novels