Gig Mechanics


The arrow doesn’t know The target or the bow It’s born in air Dangerously unaware. It flies a faithful arc Through skies light and dark No promise it finds its’ mark But it flies anyway. From “Arrow” ©2022, Gregory Hoskins Let’s say you have a good notion of what you’re supposed to be doing with your life — some use the term “a...

Starling


In the midst of the sorrow and combustion that has laid claim to the last years/months/weeks, a few of us gathered in a dank former factory on a cloudy afternoon. Over 5 hours, we played and sang, and recited, and a few friends we invited shot the proceedings on iPhones and committed the sounds...

A Memory


Robert Bly has died. Another old tree is gone from the canopy. The light that's let in is harsh, more revelatory than illuminating. I knew him for a time, corresponded for maybe a year or two. I found him remarkably kind and generous in person. He torpedoed Money and the Soul's Desires in its early iteration, drawing...

2021 September – Kimberly Ann Johnson interviews Stephen Jenkinson on Spirit Work, Conspiracies, Elderhood and Grief


In this two part interview, Kimberly and Stephen look at what happens when we normalize these uniquely troubled times, as well as how we got here. Together they wonder about grief, parenting, elderhood, me-first culture and conspiracies in times of crisis. Stephen places emphasis on how relationship to history informs our present circumstance and...

QUIET


I've had the chance over the past two weeks to get the lay of the pestilential land, thanks to a short but intense Nights of Grief and Mystery tour in B.C. I've seen how these last twenty months have treated some of my fellows. And that set me to thinking, and reconsidering. And the...

Nights of Grief & Mystery Safe/Sound Salons West Coast B.C. Tour – Plague Document Books Readings


This is a little minor keyed announcement of the no-fanfare, low-rent, low-overhead, lowball, lowdown ramshackle reconnoiter of the state of affairs/state of siege/state of grace that prevails. To wit: a 'don't call it a tour' words and music tour of the B.C. coast. With great care and mindful of the prevailing psychic and public...