Inspired by Los Angeles poet Haryette Mullen and her book Urban Tumbleweed, today a group of students and I took a tanka walk around the Metropolitan Learning Center building in NW Portland.
Among the many things I love about my adopted hometown of Portland (including great public transit and bike routes, community acupuncture, gardens, and beautiful summers), I love the constant overlap of art with shared public space. The city is full of commissioned sculpture and art installations. Seems like even the tiny corner coffee shop has a … Continue reading we are portland
this video will give you goosebumps.witness the transformative power of writing in this short segment from a free writing workshop, made possible by write around portland.get a behind-the-scenes look at the continuing impact of this non-profit, which brings free 10-week writing workshops to underserved populations all over the portland area. from burn units and prisons … Continue reading the power of writing