Monday, March 16, 2009


Less than a year ago New Directions brought out these two handsome and comfortable collections of work by the singular 20th century poet and painter Kenneth Patchen. As a youthful and once-again acolyte of Patchen's I was flabbergasted to be offered the opportunity to write an introduction for THE WALKING-AWAY WORLD, a collection of his late-life picture poems. This review of the books will give you an idea whether they are your cup of tea.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


This shows why I cannot ever go to school. At an orientation I willingly attended on adult education programs at the University of Washington, I completely tuned out the speaker and drew nonsense like this on the brochure. I are a hopeless case.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


That's why they call 'em squeakers!!