Reading 3/1 AUG

   
Bear Flag Republic Prose Poems and Poetics publication reading
730pm March 1:
Jackson Wheeler, Marsha de la O, Polly Bee,
Laurel Ann Bogen, Christopher Buckley, Gary Young,
Bill Mohr, Scotty Creeley and Phil Taggart
The Artists Union Gallery
330 California Street Ventura

Bear Flag Republic Prose Poems and Poetics anthology features 89 poets including Robert Bly, Maxine Chernoff, Richard Garcia, Robert Hass, Philip Levine, Morton Marcus, Czelaw Milosoz,
Diane Wakowski, Wanda Coleman, Dorianne Laux Jackson Wheeler, Marsha de la O, Perie Longo, Polly Bee, Elena Karina Byrne, Al Young, Laurel Ann Bogen, Christopher Buckley, Gary Young,
Glenna Luschei, Charles Wright, Marilyn Chin, Peter Everwine, CG Hanzlicek, Jane Hirshfield,
Bill Mohr, Scotty Creeley and Phil Taggart
edited by Christopher Buckley and Gary Young

Thoreau: where I lived and what I lived for (excerpt ch 2 Walden)

For Monday’s class, remember to read and respond to this excerpt from the latter part of chapter 2 of Henry David Thoreau’s masterpiece Walden. (The numbers in brackets refer to the paragraph.) For more about Thoreau and Walden, go here.

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[16] I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, Continue reading

Ed Abbey speaks at Glen Canyon Dam & Birth of Earth First

Earth First Father Ed Abbey, author of The Monkey Wrench Gang and Down the River with Henry David Thoreau speaks about the Glen Canyon Dam and eco-activism in this video at the site from the birth of Earth First in the early 80s.

From the youtube description:

Episode 2: Eco Dissent/Not Terrorism
Edward Abbey – Glen Canyon Dam
Art of Resistance

When Edward Abbey went to the Glen Canyon Dam to drop a banner, EarthFirst! was born. And we’re grateful filmmaker Christopher McLeod was there to record it. Please visit his website and check out (and support) his work. http://www.sacredland.org