Category Archives: The Bear Deluxe

Ecopoetics conference

March 5th, 2013

Just spent an amazing (sunny!) weekend in Berkeley with an array of profoundly smart and inspiring people.

Among the many ideas floating around in my head as a result of the brilliant discussions and presentations is a new fascination with the radically non-anthropocentric ideas of Object Oriented Ontology.  Thanks to Allison Cobb, Kaia Sand, Jen Coleman and Jen Hofer for their engaging, beautiful, emotionally charged presentation of these ideas.

Thanks, also to Ross Gay and Patrick Rosal for their presentation/performance on remix and reuse in poetry and its ability to disrupt mythologies of individual genius. These late Romantic notions are damaging not only to the individual, but are tied to a capitalist, anthropocentric world view in which the individual is the center of the earth. Embracing the polyvocality of remix can disrupt these “great person narratives,” increasing the artist’s contact with the fertile edge where time and ideas rub against each other, creating new ideas. Our ideas are not, and never were, our own.

The conference and the recent release of Leaf Litter #3, which contains some of my poems, have made me think that it really is time to publish some of my written work, starting with this site. I’m working on making that happen soon…

After the conference, I trekked up to the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden and caught sight of this magnolia, about to burst into bloom.

Design Crush show at the Museum of Contemporary Craft

October 9th, 2012

As part of Design Week Portland, I have some Bear Deluxe magazine work in the Design Crush show at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Many thanks to the incredible Kristin Rogers Brown, who organized the show, and Ryan Brown, my co-conspirator on the Bear Deluxe.


Stop by and see it on Thursday, October 11, between 3-6 pm, 724 NW Davis Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

Thanks Orlo!

March 10th, 2012

Thanks, Orlo

I received this awesome plate at the recent Orlo 18th birthday party to recognize my work on The Bear Deluxe Magazine. Shown here among other treasures… Happy birthday, Orlo!

The Bear Deluxe magazine is sponsoring two workshops on “The True Cost of Coal”

March 10th, 2012

The Bear Deluxe magazine is sponsoring two workshops on “The True Cost of Coal” by the awesome Beehive Collective this month:

Friday, August 27th 3-5:30 pm at the Ecotrust building, 712 NW 9th Ave., 2nd floor

Sunday, August 29th, 7-9:30 pm at Autonomy, 316 NW 4th Ave.

Please join us

Please come celebrate Orlo’s beautiful new space!

March 9th, 2012