Friday, May 20, 2022

Poem: Madonna in Traffic

Madonna in Traffic Your eyes, shunted away in dark amniotic fluid, what do you see staring onto Boulder Highway, mother straddling the island with cars slipping either side of...

WinterWondergrass Festival’s triumphant return to the Sierra Nevada after two years...

Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, WinterWondergrass returned to Tahoe after a three-year hiatus. The festival was scheduled for March of 2020 but...

Poem: Aubade Paean

Aubade Paean Fanfare for the Uncommon Man              —after Aaron Copland A soft spot in the cloud rips Streamers of light spill and glister the buttes until...

Short Prayer for a Fragile Life

Boots Wind Water Sky I wrote this, my shortest poem ever, some years ago, and Black Rock Press, a Reno arts press associated with the University of Nevada,...

On the Trail of the Jackalope – As Real as You...

As Real as You Want Them to Be My next appointment is with Bruce Jones, Mayor of Douglas. After walking back to the LaBonte I...

RENT Opens Thursday

This is the second part in a series covering the production of RENT, giving a behind-the-scenes look into the makings of the performance of...

How to Hunt a Jackalope

It’s well-known that the North American Jackalope only mates during lightning storms, can be lured out from its native sagebrush by a stiff glass...

RENT – no day but today

This is the first part in a series covering the production of RENT, giving a behind-the-scenes look into the makings of the performance of...

Poem: Nostalgia… Eureka, Nevada

Nostalgia... Eureka, Nevada A hollow-husk girl with streaky makeup slips into Raine’s Market, pauses to glare at mounted bear, deer, bobcat heads not too high above motor oil...

A Wild Independence Gives a Second Life to Nevada County’s Independence...

A new documentary that is making appearances at film festivals throughout the West features a hiking destination unlike many others: Nevada County’s Independence Trail.  A...