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It happened up near Pasco, Washington. My aunt calls from Burns to tell me. “Jinella, I got some sad news. Kyrin laid himself down on the railroad tracks up near Pasco and got hit. Far as the cops could tell, he had his music plugged in his ears, you know how the kids do…and his… … more >>>
I FINISH MY READING at a Southwestern Writers’ Conference. I have spoken about crippling pain from a hiking fall and seeing a dust cloud from the Gobi Desert turn the sun moon-silver over the Black Rock, and how a volcanic out-cropping seen against sunset can become figures from a Javanese shadow play. A woman in… … more >>>
Poet Gary Snyder has always invited us to walk the the Way of the Natural World, the Way of the Wild Unknown. Wild cannot survive on social media. It will never be given a seven figure advance. Wild cannot be licensed or commodified, though our capitalist corporate “culture” does its best to get rich off… … more >>>
We have brought the Plague on us. The Plagues. Our species is filthy – yep, here I go again, and here’s why: I found this Corona empty in the forest. There are dozens of stories about its origin. You go first. You send yours, and I’ll send mine next week. Send your double-spaced writing in… … more >>>
S/he/you have been waiting in the driver’s seat of her/his/your old car for five hours. S/he/you bought a pint of ice cream maybe an hour before the rain started. The ice cream is gone. The rain isn’t… (Now, it’s your turn, friends.) Start with the guy in the red shirt – what he’s doing, how… … more >>>
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