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Butterfly A Rose: 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog., and sent it to me in an email. While I wasn’t expecting to get something like this, I’m glad it was sent. It’s started me thinking about the rather tiny presence this blog has on the web, and what, if anything, I … Continue reading

Procrastination And Other Excuses For Living

A friend of mine recently posted some words from poet David Whyte, which you can read in the original on his Facebook page here. For myself, I definitely resemble this remark! Procrastination can be in fact a way that I ruminate over stuff, and can lead me to write things I really like.  And at … Continue reading

Spinning Around Portland

This past Friday morning I had the pleasure of appearing on the LGBTQ friendly radio station Wild Planet Radio. The program is called Spinning Around Portland and is hosted by Dan Johnson. I read some poetry, and was interviewed and had a lovely time. You can listen to the broadcast here. I also appeared on … Continue reading

Reading Water, A Dance Between Poetry and Art

This Sunday my dear friend, Shu-Ju Wang and I gave a joint talk/poetry reading about the artist’s book Water which we collaborated on. The event was the monthly poetry reading series hosted by Stonehenge Studios and organized by Leah Stenson. The creation of this book began with Shu-Ju inviting me to collaborate with her. I … Continue reading