“I’d like to be on record as saying that anybody can write a poem that nobody can understand.” –Ted Kooser Thanks Ted, time to distill some of my recent work which are perhaps examples of the types of poems anybody can write. Time to focus on what it is about Billy Collins, David Budbill and […]Read more "a poem that nobody can understand"
I’m excited to announce another unique opportunity for the Juneau writing/arts community. A mutual friend Jeremy Pataky (who has a wonderful new poetry collection, Overwinter out on UA Press ) sent Jimmy Riordan my way and I’m so glad he did. If you: follow my blog, are in Juneau, and are interested in attending, leave […]Read more "Jimmy Riordan: Juneau Salon 12/12"
keep it simple, a song to sing along to or at least to hear to feel inside heart inside house or outside on trail, path don’t look too far beyond what’s on path in front of you above you around you falling from the sky hanging from the trees flitting on feathered wings from branch […]Read more "Keep it simple"
I’m hosting a screening of the film Finding Fela on December 8th at The Goldtown Nickelodeon in Juneau! The screening will only happen if we sell 50 tickets by 12/1, so I need your help. Head over to the Event Page to reserve your tickets. Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his […]Read more "Finding Fela @ Goldtown Nickelodeon"
in an interview i ask him what he thinks about when he paints houses? nothing, he says i just go blank you never write songs or poems to occupy your mind while working those hands? nope, he tells me when you get as old as me it’s a relief, the silent mind i’m deep into […]Read more "Buddy Tabor teaches me to filet a halibut"
Found this found poem at twitter where i rarely roam as the shack_poet. Thanks Emily Wall for the prompt. knife found in muskeg, peat, rust browned blade fashions paper lantern into wings my departure under their power requires no jumper cablesRead more "Found"
bones and boards marrow and heartwood lumberyard boneyard what would become of all this wood? could all this be put back together again? a great big puzzle, put it together again and bam, the pacific northwest is whole again no more holes in the forests unseen from highways but visible as sores from the skyways […]Read more "Bones and Boards"