It has been awhile since I have been haunted by a song. When I first heard the Miles Davis Sketches of Spain album I was living in a concrete block apartment during a rough winter in Iowa City with two young children and few resources. I was caught in the need to flee the damp […]

A wonderful piece of news! The Passigli edition of Un delta nella pelle won one of the most important poetry prizes – IL PREMIO CAMAIOR! http://www.passiglieditori.it/un-delta-nella-pelle-di-joy-harjo-vince-il-premio-internazionale-camaiore Translated page (to English): https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.passiglieditori.it%2Fun-delta-nella-pelle-di-joy-harjo-vince-il-premio-internazionale-camaiore

I have been wrestling with what to say and how to say it ever since I first heard of the shunning directed at one of our very successful young native woman poets.  And now there’s another being singled out, for similar reasons: accomplishments. I have been watching, thinking that after the first time some collective […]

The saxophone is so human. Its tendency is to be rowdy, edgy, talk too loud, bump into people, say the wrong words at the wrong time. But then, you take a breath, all the way from the center of the earth and blow. All that heartache is forgiven. All that love we humans carry makes […]