Poems wanted for Poetry OmniBus Competition

The ninth annual Poetry Omnibus program is now accepting entries from Juneau residents for the 2015 competition. Winning poems will be read at a to-be-announced celebration and then displayed on Capital Transit buses for a full year. The deadline for submissions is October 15. There are two age categories: fifth through twelfth grades and adults […]

Empty but filling

Empty but filling. This old house, me and my old dog, done in by a good long walk in the cold. Stove emptied of last night’s ash and filled carefully with kindling. Cold empty house filling with old-world-warmth. Dog in his chair, me in mine, but what of this guilt filling me, this house, edging […]

2 starts

2 starts, both fall into the item cat <far from profound> </end speculation> order of operations i’m perpetually taking things apart that I put together prematurely always skipping what seem like poorly written instructions that turn out to be essential maybe i should look at this deck like a math problem maybe this life too […]

Recent Reads

Once upon a time when not writing I at least would take some time to jot notes about the good words I was filling my brain with so let’s give that a shot again. ¬†Once upon a time I also used to write list poems building on the riff, ‘while you were smoking’ and I’d […]

And then there was Richard Siken…

I hope you’ll take a moment to walk with Richard through this postcard and in that moment, by which I mean a universe, you will connect your love for poetry with a love for independent publishers like Copper Canyon Press and Spork Press. Perhaps even that will lead you along a path and at the […]

Poems in Place event

Hey folks, I’m co-hosting a poetry event next Tuesday to help drum up interest during this year’s call for submissions. Checkout out the Poems in Place Project and I hope you’ll join Emily and I for a night of poetry. Poems in Place February 24, 2015 – 06:30 A Conversation Between Alaskan Landscapes and Poetry […]