Being Present I recently watched The Artist is Present, a documentary about Marina Abramović. Abramović is known as the “grandmother of performance art.” She has cut and burned herself, ingested anti-psychotic drugs, and invited people to manipulate her body with a variety of objects, including “a rose, a […]
Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Germany. My return trip from Berlin last week started with an airline pilots’ strike and ended with a twenty-seven hour trip that required eight boarding passes. I was relieved to get home, to say the least. My article about the Zebra Poetry […]
I’m leaving in a few hours to attend the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. This is my second festival, and I am really looking forward to it. Zebra is the biggest poetry film festival in the world, and the oldest. It started in 2002 and […]
The last of my posts for Awkword Paper Cut. It’s been a long, dry spell in the West: Drought: What is it Good For? In California, a four-year drought has left the landscape brittle and the people irritable. I was complaining to a friend about the dead weeds […]
Here’s the second of my three pieces about writing, originally published at Awkword Paper Cut: Be Here Now: Poetry of Place By Erica Goss I’ve never had a bad day in San Francisco. Ok, that’s not entirely true, but the happy memories far outnumber the unhappy ones. […]
Click here to go to the Los Gatos Poetry Podcast website, where you can hear over 50 poems read in seven different languages.