An annual practiceas a way of learning,a way of knowinga way of growing.To come backyear after yearsifting through the newunearthing the oldtracing my waythrough tangled rootssome thick, some slender beginning to curlaround the base of a containerno longer quite large enoughsearchingfor a wayto fit or, perhaps,seeking a new placeto stay. From scatter, 2019 Again, I find myself … Continue reading p e r e n n i a l
on Kashia Pomo lands at times it is lonesome knowingwe do not dreamone another's dreamsthough we dwellas near as we do. I hope for us to dreamsuch immense dreamsthat the edges overlap allowing us to embraceacross infinite differences,to become sourcesof the warmth and easeour weary souls seekupon sleeping so that we can abandonour nightmares and, … Continue reading d r e a m i n g
The Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) is holding their first-ever online auction fundraiser, and I'm offering two items in it: A vase from A Kind of Forest (image at left)An Outdoor Poetry reading for up to 6 participants I joined AAWAA this year after having been part of two exhibits (Dear Mother and Sowing … Continue reading Vase & Outdoor Poetry for AAWAA [ends 8pm Nov. 15]!
We kept on dancing last summer though the dancing had been called subversive.We weren't alone at the end of this particular world and knewit wouldn't be the last world, though warshad broken out on all sides. We kept on dancing and with us were the insects who had gathered at the groundsin the grasses and … Continue reading In Praise of Earth by Joy Harjo