| I FOUND KINDNESS IN EUGENE | PART 1 & 2 On December 28th, 2012 I was invited by Marsha Barr of Story Catchers to have a conversation/interview about who I am, what I do, and why I live in this beautiful city of Eugene, Oregon. Here is a recording of my memorable conversation/interview with [...]
I wanted to share with you a poem that someone wrote to me. Also shared is a poem in response. I’m so happy for the amazing support from fellow poets and writers. Thank you. This is true poetry advocacy. I’m thankful and humbled. EARLY SUMMER FRUIT for Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua he says he wants a [...]
The Room and the World By Stephen Dunn The room was room enough for one or maybe two if the two had just discovered each other and were one. Outside of the room was the world which had a key to the room, and knowing a little about the world he knew how pointless it [...]
A poem in celebration of a poetry reading with Bette Lynch Husted and Jana Zvibleman for the Oregon Poetry Association Eugene/Springfield Chapter and Springfield Public Library – Poetry Reading Series. Date: 23 October 2012 Please click on the image below to view the poem. 00
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXm_NZDE_HE?rel=0&w=640&h=360] A poem written in celebration of tonight’s reading at the Springfield Public Library. Thank you Nancy Carol Moody and Sharon Munson for making way for my poems to be shared to a wider audience. 00
(1) A box of crayola – minus the black and white.
(2) An extra crayola box (cause I didn’t like to share)
(5) A small vial of iron filings
(6) Extra socks (why?)
(7) String (Again, why?)
This was according to my caregiver growing up. I visited her in Iloilo, Philippines. Mila is now in her late 80′s, ailing, but still remembers the contents of that bag. Amazing!
— FIVE ATMOSPHERES Ah, Thursday. You’ve come to break the weekend bread. We are ready, flowers in our shirt pocket, suitcase packed, life engaged to five atmospheres towards Eden. (c) Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua — [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAAEs4Um-IU?rel=0&w=853&h=480] 00
Come hear and see and hear what the river has to say! [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/46518983 w=500&h=281] TODAY! AUGUST 18, 2012 @ 5PM TSUNAMI BOOKS- 2585 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. Readers: Jenny Root, Toni Hanner, Tim Whitsel, Ingrid Wendt, Carter McKenzie, Cecelia Hagen, Laura LeHew, Erik Muller, Cathy McGuire, Charles Thielman, John Witte, Claudia Lapp, CE Rosenow, Maxine Scates [...]
Sometimes it’s ok to ask a tree to bend a branch or two, even more ok to demand it with your afternoon voice holding a half-eaten limb of rabbit or squirrel, or whatever children find in the forest these days. Trouble is not in the disagreement, sometimes it’s ok to lose a search or lose [...]