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      In the department of inspiring people, I want to note that one of my favorite poets, Galway Kinnell, passed away at the age of 87. I met him at an art retreat at a place called Menucha, east of Portland, Ore., in 1979. He was 52 at the time and seemed to […]

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a poem for the new year

                    Recently a friend sent me this beautiful poem called One Heart by Li-Young Li. It sees like a perfect way to start a new year, or to start every day. I keep it taped to my computer screen. One Heart Look at the birds. Even […]

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Today is the last day of my exhibit in New York. Time has gone so fast. From Robin Rice Gallery it moves to the wonderful Iris Gallery in Boston and Aspen. My images will hang in the Boston Gallery this summer–perfect for an exhibit with water and sky. As I reflect on the months (and […]

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Kathleen Flenniken is the 2012-2014 Poet Laureate of Washington State. She has two published poetry books (Famous and Plume), is co-editor and president of Floating Bridge Press in Seattle, a press dedicated to publishing the poetry of Washington State poets. And she is the president of the board at Jack Straw Productions. Kathleen began her […]

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Brian Lanker

I am so sad to write this. My dear friend and mentor, the great photographer Brian Lanker, passed away yesterday after a brief illness. He was an incredibly important part of my life. He hired me for my first job as a newspaper photographer at the Register-Guard in Eugene, Oregon some 30 years ago and […]

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a bird, a poem, a poet

Here is a beautiful poem by my friend T. Clear that moved me deeply the first time I heard  T. read it. In its poignant look at loss and grief, it continues to move me months later. Check out her blog at Premium T. Last Rescued Bird by T. Clear Enough. Take your feathers dead […]

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relax

Here is a wonderful poem I found this summer on the back page of American Poetry Review. I have been carrying it around ever since–so I can read it and remind myself of what’s important. Ellen’s most recent book of poems, The Human Line, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2007. Thank you, Ellen, […]

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