Poets Colin Corpe & Glenna Cooke Green Lake Library Saturday July 14 4-5:30 pm Presented by PoetsWest!

Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N.    4-5:30 pm Free: Come early to sign up for the Open Mic Host: Rayn Roberts Colin Corpe will read new work.             Glenna Cooke’s new book is “Thresholds”               Special Guest Melanie Reed with […]

The Seattle Star is a Neutron Star

http://www.seattlestar.net/ Neutron Stars: If a star has between 1.35 and 2.1 times the mass of the Sun, it doesn’t form a white dwarf when it dies. Instead, the star dies in a catastrophic supernova explosion, and the remaining core becomes a neutron star. As its name implies, a neutron star is an exotic type of […]

On The State of World Affairs and Other Madness

The cat chases its tail, the dog whimpers in sleep, The heart skips a beat… It’s not a nightmare, not a movie, a TV show. Wake when you will, but where will you be, in bed alone, In the den, your unknowing hand holding a gun, At your desk starting at nothing? It doesn’t matter— […]

Semi-Automatic Poem

Fucked up so right no pain but the ratchet of the night tightenin’ so tight so far out I can’t do the heady philosophy-faith-politics a bullshit trinity– Blow me away ta nothing? Yo i ain’t ready for no lead in my ass so i ain’t buying what the right-wing means i ain’t havin’ no fist fight […]

Me, Myself & I…. My Name.

I gave myself my name after my Dad complained bitterly that he didn’t like some poetry I’d published:   D: “You published THIS…..in the FAMILY name!?”    R:”We aren’t the Rockefellers or the Kennedys, Dad, nobody knows our name.”   D: “But I know.”  He said grimly. R: “Ok, Dad, what if I took a pen […]