Al Filreis

sunrise at Giant Ledge

On the last morning of one of this summer's camping sessions, the Tacoma staff woke up the girls very very early (4 am?) and took them on a sunrise hike up Giant Le

teaching consensus through dissensus

In the early 90s I taught my class on the literature and culture of the 1950s.

coming soon: the American night

I've written a brief review of Alan Wald's new book Trinity of Passion: The Literary Left and the Antifascist Crusade.

not bearded barbarians, per Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth in the New York Times Book Review in 1961 on the new poets: Denise Levertov was tops, with Robert Creeley a close second, Charles Olson third (oh C.O.

words as they come to hand

Tony Green of New Zealand makes 3-dimensional word-things.