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And Happy Mother’s Day to Billie, Too: Her Sweeth 16th!

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May 112014
 
And Happy Mother's Day to Billie, Too: Her Sweeth 16th!

A little something for my lovely bride Billie, as she celebrates her 16th Mother’s Day, no small feat, I tell you…:   Whether You are Listening or You are Reading  there is a poem for you and it may be like this poem for my wife who listens to a podcast and sometimes laughs so […]

Her Mission of Light

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May 112014
 
Her Mission of Light

On Mother’s Day, remembering my mom, Diana Anne-Marie Estelle Gunilla von Schinkel Bancroft, who passed away nearly ten years ago:  Her Mission of Light  Seven months after the death of my mother, the corpulent C-130s circling the air base remind me how, when she was nine, the Swedish girl they called matchstick legs (who could […]

Remixing Spaces as Places: A Talk and Reading on March 27

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Mar 162013
 
Remixing Spaces as Places: A Talk and Reading on March 27

The Next American Nature and Science Writing, a Series Curated by Christopher Cokinos and Sponsored by the University of Arizona Institute for the Environment Simmons B. Buntin Author, Editor, and Community Provocateur Wednesday, March 27, 2013 : 7 p.m. The University of Arizona Poetry Center I hope you’ll join me on Wednesday, March 27th for […]

A List, a Class, and a Tribute

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Feb 112013
 
A List, a Class, and a Tribute

It appears I’ve been remiss in posting to my own blog. In fact, the last post before today occurred about 16 months and one week ago. Yikes. Your forgiveness, I beg. Here are three things I wanted to point you, my faithful two or three readers, to: A List The University of Arizona Poetry Center […]

Prospecting, by A. R. Ammons

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Feb 112013
 

A. R. Ammons Prospecting Coming to cottonwoods, an orange rockshelf, and in the gully an edging of stream willows, I made camp and turned by mule loose to graze in the dark evening of the mountain. Drowzed over the coals and my loneliness like an inner image went out and shook hands with the willows, […]

Some Poetry for Boulder

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Sep 252011
 
Some Poetry for Boulder

Alas, I have been neglecting this, my blog. But I wanted to post my reading list for Monday evening’s poetry reading at the Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe in Boulder. Get yer details here. I hope you’ll join me to hear the following: “Friday Afternoon” – Bloom “Drawing” – Bloom “Plastic” – Bloom “Shower” – […]

Help Create One Book Exploring 12 Livable Communities

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Aug 082011
 
Help Create One Book Exploring 12 Livable Communities

Over on my One-Car Town blog, a reader noted that while I asked what “UnSprawl” means, I never actually defined it. Fortunately, defining the term — which I coined when founding Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments nearly 15 years ago — isn’t too tricky. And yet “UnSprawl” can mean many different […]

Readings in Washington and California

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Jun 262011
 
Readings in Washington and California

I’d love to see you at one of the following events coming up in late June and early July as we trek up to the Pacific Northwest: June 29, 2011 : 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Poetry Reading with Derek Sheffield Johnston Ridge Observatory, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington July 6, 2011 : […]