Monthly Archives: December 2010

Mine the WITS Blog for Writing Prompts

I teach for the Seattle Arts & Lectures Program Writers-in-the-Schools. Each year, the writers teaching for WITS contribute to the WITS blog, relating stories of teaching in the classroom and writing prompts.

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Kathmandu, Part 3

Although wi-fi access was surprisingly reliable in our hotel, The Yak & Yeti, uploading photos to my blog was an arduous process in Nepal. Therefore, I dedicate this last blog post to more photos.

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Kathmandu Part 2

Danny Solis and Matt Mason are two generous and talented traveling partners. While I sit in the hotel room reasoning with my body, they are out teaching two workshops and preparing for another performance without me.

Danny Solis and Matt

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In the Realms of the Unreal, great article on Poetry Slam

Minor Poets

Click here to read a great article about the current state of poetry slam on the Poetry Foundation’s website. The piece is called, “In the Realms of the Unreal,” and the writer, Alizah Salario, digs beyond the ... Read More


Kathmandu, Part 1

Danny Solis, Matt Mason and I have arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal and started programs for A Poetry Slam Fortnight in Nepal, a Cultural Envoy Program through the US Embassy.

This is my first time in Asia, and I’m busy ... Read More


A Poetry Slam Fortnight in Nepal

The US Embassy in Kathmandu loves poetry. In an attempt to bring information and ideas to local poets and increase access to poetry for school children, they applied for a grant to bring three poets from the United States to ... Read More


Poetry, Capitalism, & Accessibility (via A Compulsive Reader)

I came across this fascinating blog post on A Compulsive Reader while up late fighting anxiety over my upcoming trip to Nepal. I’m still writing my lecture, “Poetry Slam as Populist Art Form,” for presentation at Universities in Kathmandu and ... Read More


Seattle Poetry Slam, November 16

Another slam report from guest blogger Dan Kuttler. Enjoy!

So, slam fans, we need to talk. I get that the Nite Kite Revival show was amazing. I really do. I think Buddy and Derek and Anis and Timmy are magical, ... Read More