This recording was made Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at the Anchor Bay Home Companion hosted at Dragon’s Breath Theater by Fred Mitour and Blake More. Special thanks to Jason Siadek for capturing the video and editing it.
In May, my partner and I visited Bodie, a ghost town on the far side of the Sierra Nevada, between Bishop and Reno. It was a strange place, a slice of the old West.
Narrated by yours truly.
In the cold water of the stream, suspended tannins, leached from the mulchy loam of autumn leaves, catch the light.
Captured in February, at 41.5° N
On February 23, 2017, I gave a talk at Wesleyan University, sponsored by the Center for Pedagogical Innovation and the English department. Titled “Creative Reading,” the lecture is an exploration of the deeper implications of a liberal arts education and the place of imagination in academic inquiry. I discuss techniques of creative visualization that I use with poetry students, in my own reading, and as a citizen.
A student kindly made the following recording. (I reserve the copyright.) The recording begins slightly abruptly and is not of the very highest quality, but you might find it interesting nonetheless. Approx. 90 mins.
(Thank you Rebecca Sussman for the recording!)
Light captured 2 February, 2017, on a flight East across the United States.
I made this video at Gualala Point on January 20, 2017. It was a cold and blustery day with sudden showers that soaked you through your rain gear, but we also saw a rainbow.
Approaching San Francisco International Airport, 11 March, 2016.