A Review of Ted Floyd’s “How to Know the Birds”

I love experts. Those whose experience, knowledge, and passion in a certain field cannot be replicated by just anybody, especially me. In the modern every-voice-matters social media landscape expertise can get confusing. Everyone is instantly a published poet, high school drop-outs argue with Ph.D’s over matters in their fields, and I think some people mightContinue reading “A Review of Ted Floyd’s “How to Know the Birds””

I Stumbled upon an Eco-Poet on the Internet: A Review of Myself and ‘In Wildness’ by M. Stone

  The internet, man… I’m on it all the time, but I don’t really get it.  Especially the internet writing community. For years I’ve mainly invested in old-fashioned methods like local open mics, face-to-face communities, and handmade, hand-sold zines and chapbooks. In addition to a glut of instagram bird photography, occasionally, when moved, I’ll post anContinue reading “I Stumbled upon an Eco-Poet on the Internet: A Review of Myself and ‘In Wildness’ by M. Stone”

Tanager&HouseFinch (What is ‘PBLSH?’)

Tanager had just created a brand new story. The wild bird flew up to a high tree branch to sing it to whichever few birds happened to be around, when they were interrupted by HouseFinch. “Are you going to PBLSH that?” HouseFinch asked. “That’s what Ppl do.” HouseFinch was a feeder bird, so he wasContinue reading “Tanager&HouseFinch (What is ‘PBLSH?’)”

A New Year’s Day Statement on ‘MeToo’

I was doing a training weekend at the Boulder Shambhala Center in November 2003, and in the midst of a meditation session I had a sudden haiku-piphany. There’s just one thing I want you to say -“metoo!” I know you’re supposta let go of all thoughts during meditation, even the good ones, but that oneContinue reading “A New Year’s Day Statement on ‘MeToo’”