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Get Found

February 26, 2014 by

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The  Found Poetry Review‘s blog Finders Keepers highlighted Little Billboards today. Check it out! And then check out the Review itself. Even before their kind words were posted, FPR has been one of my favorite journals. Really smart and even more fun. Big thanks to the Found Poetry Review and Martin Elwell!

FROM THE VAULT (our tiny, tiny vault) Episode 4 REDUX: Delia Tramontina

February 23, 2014 by

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While I’m still on hiatus, I thought I’d at least reissue a couple of the episodes I really liked, but for one reason or another didn’t get launched as well as I would have liked. First up, is a reissue of Episode 4 with Delian Tramontina, poet, and co-host of the KUSF in Exile show […]

Interview: Adam Vines

February 14, 2014 by

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When I think about “nature poets,” I often unfairly stereotype the idea into two camps: the contemporary Cassandras and their warmings and warnings or the Hallmark Thoreaus, full of simple awe and wonder. That’s unfortunate; it’s just as hard to write new, meaningful nature poetry, as it is to write new, meaningful love poetry. The […]

Poem: “Mayflies” by Adam Vines

February 11, 2014 by

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Later this week, we’ll be serving up an interview with poet Adam Vines. As an hors d’oeuvre, we offer his poem “Mayflies” from his book The Coal Life, a finalist for the 2012 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize. Mayflies Ripples pinprick the surface. It’s coming from below, mayfly nymphs pipping, twitching out of skins, and […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 11: Eric Barnes

February 9, 2014 by

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In this episode, I talk with author and newspaper publisher Eric Barnes about the Pacific Northwest, serial killers, graduate school at the birthplace of the Beats (Columbia), and that strange situation of trying to write funny but always seeming to get it wrong. Eric is the author of the novels Shimmer from Unbridled Books, and […]

An Encounter with _____

February 6, 2014 by

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Last September, my friend Dan and I had tickets to see English alt-rockers, Anathema.  When these things don’t start on time, I’m prone to antsy pre-concert stops to the venue bar, where the economic drink is a $7.50 bottle of Bud Light, which, granted, is opened for me by the leather braceleted bartender so that […]