Tag Archives: Robin Blaser

Reviews of Becoming Cascadian

To redefine our lives and the places we live by Bioregion, rather than by political boundaries, is not the work of a single morning. It will require small cadres of committed people who become nature literate, write instructive poems and essays, and gradually make sense to their neighbors. This program, Becoming Cascadia, was one node in a larger effort that has been developing. This particular workshop, however, drew not only on Cascadian writers, but drew a handful of people who have been at work a long time on the job! Touring Kubota Gardens provided a direct view deep into the bioregion for many reasons. Eating meals as a group solidified our sense of community. Concluding with poetry gave ceremonial fragrance. The sharing of ideas, books, and other resources, will remain central. Thanks to Mark Gonnerman for a list of resources. Thanks to all for straight talk and careful listening. – Andrew Schelling Continue reading

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The Pleasure of Washing One’s Hair (on Joanne Kyger)

Joanne Kyger is one of the headliners at the 2nd Cascadia Poetry Festival. Because of her involvement in the Spicer Circle/San Francisco Renaissance of the late 1950s, which included poets like Robert Duncan, Robin Blaser and George Stanley (also headlining … Continue reading

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The Capilano Review

I pulled this from the SUNY Buffalo listserv from Rob McLennan: I will be blogging soon at The Capilano Review blog, alongside Lisa Robertson, Pauline Butling + George Bowering. http://www.thecapilanoreview.ca/people/rob-mclennan/ ************************************************************************************************************************* Seeing Rob’s email reminded me that I had ordered … Continue reading

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May 31 Living Room 7P Poetry of Cascadia

Who are the quintessential poets of Cascadia; that area (according to one scholar) from Cape Mendocino in northern California east to Yellowstone Lake, up the Continental Divide to (& including) the Alaska panhandle, most of British Columbia, all of Washington, … Continue reading

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