I wanted to share a few lines from poet Diane Wakoski that do a wonderful job of explaining what poetry has always meant to me.
Amy Ouellette is a professional photographer, a wife, a mom, and an all around cool person who lives in North Portland.
Try to approach the year ahead as I approach each moment…
Connecting with the world before me.
Immersing myself in the world that immerses me.
Waka T. Brown is an Asian American writer, artist, educator, and mother of three sons… among other things.
I’m the best shoveler I know. Seriously. At age sixty-seven I can out shovel pretty much anyone. But becoming a prodigious shoveler was not the dream to which I aspired as a youth.
Nevada D. Holmes was my grandmother’s maiden name… she was my dad’s mom. I remember her as a small, quiet, proper old woman who required quiet behavior inside and controlled behavior outside.
A friend of mine asked me why a poem by the Chinese poet Tu Fu is posted on the front of this site, so I thought perhaps others may be curious about that as well.
Thirteen years. There are so many different ways to think about this number. Some people think of it as unlucky. But me… I’ve decided to think about it as a sort of calendar of possible events. A Baker’s Dozen worth of opportunities to experience the world I now inhabit.