Wednesday, November 30, 2022



Samuel Green

A Swatch of Love Poems

   Longhouse, 2022


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Samuel Green has lived off the grid on a small island in the San Juans for the past forty years. He & his wife, Sally, have been co-publishers of Brooding Heron Press since 1982, producing handbound letterpress editions of poetry from the log house shop & home they built themselves. Green served as Washington’s first official state poet laureate from 2007 through 2009. His many awards include poetry fellowships from the NEA & the Artist Trust, as well as an Honorary Doctorate from Seattle University. He has published more than a dozen poetry collections, the latest of which is Disturbing the Light (Carnegie Mellon University, 2020). 

Monday, November 28, 2022



W I L L I A M     B L A K E

November 28, 1757, London

G O   A H E A D

Saturday, November 26, 2022



R E A D    M E

The Need To Be Whole

essays by Wendell Berry

Shoemaker & Hoard, 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022



Somewhere in the middle of reading Dylan’s new book of music essays and rambles, you might stop and think to yourself: not only is this book seated and important, but this is the same guy who owned music, and pretty much the world, from 1964-1974 — in other words after he proved Blowin' in the Wind and The Times They are A-Changin’ and now it was Another Side of Bob Dylan-to-Blood on the Tracks. Nothing compared then, or now. In fact, most people haven’t a clue what to do with him. Or this book. Not even lousy Simon and Schuster knew how to present this book without a scam. Dylan’s entire lexicon, and this book, is about recognizing and understanding and living through and into the scam.

Does anyone think Bob Dylan is going to sit down and sign 900 copies of this book?

He has songs to write.

[ BA ]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022



I was at this wild moment in small town

Lenox, MA (Tanglewood, 1968)

— never forgot it.

MJQ on the same bill.

Monday, November 21, 2022



Mr. Lynd was spattered with paint during an antiwar protest in Washington in 1965. He was among the first of about 350 people arrested during the demonstration.Credit...Nat Finkelstein Estate

S T A U G H T O N     L Y N D

1929 ~ 2022

Sunday, November 20, 2022

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022



American Folk Blues Festival


Monday, November 14, 2022

Sunday, November 13, 2022



I Will Greet the Sun Again

I will greet the sun again

I will greet

the stream that flowed in me

the clouds that were my long thoughts

the painful growth of the aspens in the garden

who passed with me through the dry seasons

I will greet the flock of crows

who brought me the scent of the fields at night

as a gift

I will greet my mother who lived in the mirror

and was the reflection of my old age

and greet the earth again

whose throbbing interior, with my chronic lust

I have stuffed with green seeds

I will come, I will come, I will come

with my glossy hair: rich with the scents of turned-up soil

with my eyes: experiences of thick darkness

with bushes I have picked from the grove on the other side of the wall

I will come, I will come, I will come

and the threshold will be filled with love

and on the threshold

I will greet those who love again

and the girl still standing there

on the love-filled threshold


Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season

Forough Farrokhzad

translated from the Iranian by Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr .

New Directions 2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022



"the greatest songwriter you never heard."


Thursday, November 10, 2022