3 Quarks Daily

I am a regular contributing columnist for this renowned online magazine. My essays will appear one Monday each month.

Wortschau Collaborations

This is a German literary magazine from Düsseldorf, Germany. I was invited to be featured poet in the September 2014 issue (printed in English and translated into German).

I enjoyed a five-year exchange of “public letters” with co-editor Johanna Hansen, printed in the magazine in a twice-a-year series and published as a book (see “Books“).

A new series is now under way: called “Seitenwechsel” or “Page Exchange,” in which five different writers in different corners of the world contribute a piece about the same selected day. Our first one was for December 24, 2019.

Poetry on the Orange Line (Public Art)

Some lines of my poetry are stamped into the concrete of light-rail platforms, as part of a public-art commission by Buster Simpson along the new “Orange Line” that opened in September 2015. People waiting for their train may look down and be surprised… amused… nonplussed…!

The Walt Whitman Project

With an ad-hoc team of creative spirits, I organized a multi-voiced public read-through of the entire long poem Song of Myself: Fifty-two readers for the fifty-two sections! Our reading/celebration took place Wednesday evening, October 20 2010, at Pacific Northwest College of Art in downtown Portland.

This has become a biennial event, handed over to a new team. Second round was May 2014.