Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sidewalk Ecology

went out in the rain 
this morning to observe
the tidepool sidewalk

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Reading on Sunday Feb 10th!

There will be a reading from my 
new short story collection
on February 10th at 7 PM in the 
Wilson Library at 
Western Washington University

Friday, January 18, 2013

foggy morning

A foggy morning at work
always reminds me of that
great Frank Sinatra song
"A Foggy Day in London Town..."

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

book of the week

I'm loving The John Lennon Letters
edited by Hunter Davies (2012).
I'm reading it on the bus, on break 
and any chance I get during waking 

Friday, January 11, 2013

mountains this morning 2

the view this morning from work

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Patchen on the Move

Kenneth Patchen in Old Lyme
late 1940s

Kenneth Patchen with nephew
in San Francisco, 1953

These photos will appear in 
the newly revised biography 
of Kenneth Patchen, Rebel Poet
by Larry Smith (Bottom Dog Press)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

reading next week

The Clover accepted a poem of mine
and I'll be joining them next 
weekend for a reading

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

new little poem book soon

I'm working on a new little poem book
using these photos Rustle and I took
in the woods near our house
where we often see deer

just read

I just finished reading Knute Skinner’s amazing memoir, 
Help Me to a Getaway (Salmon Poetry, 2010). It’s 
always heartening to see someone with the guts to 
make it as an artist. Those parts with his Dutch girlfriend 
urging him to get a real job were pretty insightful. 
He stuck to his heart and put art first. VERY hard 
to do…Now I’m reading his poetry book, 
What Trudy Knows. It’s like a short story collection. 
Best of all, it’s got me back in the poetry zone too 
as I work on putting together a new big collection of 
my own poetry.