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Freedom and The Arts

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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When I was young, I wanted to stain the world with my permanence which is why, I suppose I became a poet.

Poetry Scenes: Portland — OR Stumptown Renaissance: How Portland Learned to Love Poetry (Again)

by Chris Cottrell Reviews & Interviews
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Portland just feels different.

Poetry Scenes: Seattle

by Paul Nelson Poetry and Poetics
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Seattle likes to pride itself on being one of America’s Most Literate Cities.

It’s Getting On Towards Winter: Reflections on Joe Salerno and Some Friends

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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I try to tell my students that professionalism can be murderous. It can not offer what poetry truly has to give. It can succeed at the level of men, but it can not fail at the level of the truly profound and meaningful pact we make with love, beyond, and perhaps, because of our futility.