Category Archives: writing

Updates, links — writing

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this old thing, but wanted to share some new links that may be of interest. First, I contribute to a mostly monthly column on the biodiversity of the Great Lakes Region at Belt … Continue reading

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New nature columns in Belt Magazine

Over the past two months I’ve written a regular nature column for Belt Magazine, featuring David Wilson on illustration. Here are the links: Clarity and abundance in the creeks of Lake County My sons are moved to ecstasy by the … Continue reading

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Pulling out of the Portland Station, Amtrak Cascades

RAILS THROUGH PORTLAND Rustling open the white plastic circus tents, horses huddle under blankets, paw under bridges. A bearded man sleeps with his bruised face pressed to the stones along the tracks, hugging an old green coat. Steel moves against … Continue reading

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Must Read: The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart

Currently reading the most important book I’ve read in years, The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart. It’s a book for men, about fatherhood, depression, wildness, excess — told in poems, explained by one of the greatest writers working … Continue reading

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Famous Poet

A stanza from a great poem by Ted Hughes: Is it his dreg-boozed inner demon Still tankarding from tissue and follicle The vital fire, the spirit electrical That puts the gloss on a normal hearty male? Or is it women?

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Unfortunate incidents with live wild animals

Revising some poems the past month or so, and most come back to some kind of story about killing something I regret. I’m seeing a really weird pattern, and feel like I’ve got a dark cloud of animal ghosts following … Continue reading

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Smith Family Book Store rocks

One of my favorite things about Eugene is the local used and independent book stores. Smith Family Book Store is my favorite. While the staff can be a little surly, and the aisles a little sloppy, you can’t beat the … Continue reading

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