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Freedom and The Arts

October 24, 2012
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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.

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

April 23, 2012
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Portland just feels different.

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Poetry Scenes: Seattle

November 16, 2011
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Seattle likes to pride itself on being one of America’s Most Literate Cities.

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

November 19, 2010
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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.

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