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Color palettes, earthquakes, dentists and Blake April 26, 2011: Color: grass green. San Francisco Chronicle few days ago ran first person excerpted account by Dr. Leonie von Zesch, 23-year-old female dentist (most likely one of the few women dentists in the world [...] by

Questions for Poetry #2 April 7, 2011: Many thanks to everyone who answered, or wrote around, or entertained, Question #1 (In the 22nd century, what will the line look like, or do?) As promised, here are my imaginings around the question: [...] by

Questions for Poetry I April 2, 2011: In the 22nd century, what will the line look like and do?  Will the line continue to have its traditional roots (“traditional” not meaning middle road but rather a haunting presence of [...] by

My present to all poets in mad poetry month April 21, 2010: Just back home from many spring trips reading/enunciating my new book and now trying to get my own head back which means riding my bike 20 minutes to my favorite Bay Area town through redwoods, [...] by

Ain’t No Paradise April 8, 2010: In Denver yes at AWP yes insane amounts of people yes am hiding out in poet friend’s house will read off-site Friday and read last night at off-site event everyone off to the off to the off yes [...] by

Williams, Sensory Deprivation, and Robert Irwin April 5, 2010: The only thing I really know about poetry or being an artist is that in order to do it one has to somehow get out of the way to let it happen.  To attend to the material rather than orchestrate [...] by

Journal, Day Five January 12, 2007: “The situation in Iraq is difficult, no question about it,” George Bush, Thursday, January 11, 2007. Wallace Stevens, who did not gain recognition for his poetry until four of his poems appeared [...] by

Journal, Day Four January 11, 2007: Thanks, Serpent, for your comment. I don’t expect representation to DO anything. I don’t think art necessarily does anything, but perhaps add its little piece of texture to the cultural ephemera, [...] by

Journal, Day Three January 10, 2007: How now return to lecture halls: O we who thought to cultivate this land Have crouched like cattle in a freight; Have scented death and lived too late; Have whimpered as we fell between the cars; And [...] by

Journal, Day Two January 9, 2007: Gorgeous brilliant sunny California day, big black Van Gogh crows crossing cornflower blue sky, direct shadow fallen on damp gritty sidewalk giving off just a little steam. If it’s snowing where [...] by