Everything Starts With The Word

“Poetry is a kind of witchcraft. We have the power to manifest, to call forth, to make what didn’t happen, happen. I think of the griots who delivered stories from town to town, the soothsayers and playwrights and brujas, all the ceremonies and dedications and incantations and proclamations, everything that starts with the word. And … More Everything Starts With The Word

Nostalgia for the Criminal Past: Poet Kathleen Winter Looks Back

Nostalgia for the Criminal Past is poet Kathleen Winter’s first book.  I contacted her and asked if she’d be willing to discuss the ways in which she shaped and developed the themes and ideas of her book into an award-winning volume, especially in terms of  memory, connection, separation, and time. Kat lives in Northern California … More Nostalgia for the Criminal Past: Poet Kathleen Winter Looks Back

The Cancer Poetry Project

Anyone who has read my blog for a while knows that I wrote a post about Mari last fall shortly after she died. I received word this morning that a poem I wrote about her, Ephemera, has been accepted for publication in the second volume of The Cancer Poetry Project, which will be published later … More The Cancer Poetry Project