Denise Levertov Tag

The recording of the July 11 webinar on Best Poetry Postcard Practices is now online. The Co-Editors of the 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards Anthology (Ina Roy-Faderman, Judy Kleinberg, Paul E Nelson) shared their tips on how they write postcard poems and answered questions from...

It seems rather overwhelming to summarize my experience as a participant of the 13th August Poetry Postcard Fest which longtime participant Terry Holzman a few years ago nicknamed PoPo and an anthology in 2017 called the "56 Days of August." Yet here I am, putting...

I did not get a chance to write about my experience with the 12th August POetry POstcard Fest yesterday as I was leaving Ian, Jennifer and Gavia Boyden and their home on San Juan Island with my daughter Ella. We had been there to help...

Reading Mark Gonnerman's book A Sense of the Whole: Reading Gary Snyder's Mountains and Rivers Without End I came to Tim Dean's essay on The Other Voice. In the essay he states that in his 40 year epic poem, since Snyder: ...

I have been getting caught up on some of Sam Hamill's work since his death back in April. Last night reading from his 1981 book of "casual essays" or "over-the-shoulder" glances he titled At Home in the World, I came across an essay entitled "Epistolary Poetry."...

[caption id="attachment_8155" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dec 5, 2015 Photo by Faiza Sultan[/caption] (For Columbia City Gallery Literary Series, Dec 13, 2015) “We study the self to lose the self. Only when you forget yourself can you become one with all things.” - Dögen Some brief thoughts about my immediate take on the...

[caption id="attachment_5926" align="alignleft" width="373"] Jimi Hendrix Stamp[/caption] WooHoo! The last 2014 August Poetry Postcard! (See all here.) And with only 221 days until the next call goes out. Hawthorn Presence uses an image I took on my cellphone of the house Denise Levertov lived in, images of...

Passing Lane is another 2014 August Postcard Poem, but this one reflects a life firmly back home after my visit to Mexico, firmly into the routine of taking walks in my Hillman City/Seward Park neighborhood, learning the names of local plants (which may not be local)...

Driving the Redwood Highway is one of the most wonderful road trips I could ever imagine. Starting from Grants Pass, Oregon, stopping at Dutch Bros coffee to get an Irish Creme latté, you soon head southwest and go through stands of old growth Redwoods and...