Greg Bem is a multidisciplinary, individual and collaborative artist whose poetry and other creative works are rooted in place.
The following texts were created for four readings in Olympia, Portland, and Oakland. Each long piece was written in single sittings, semi-spontaneously, at a computer in a library in Kirkland, Washington. The pieces were only slightly edited after the fact, with the main intention behind them being a Spicer-esque channeling of energy, spirit, and emotion.
It was a thrilling evening of literary wonders across the small neighborhood (which I call my neighborhood, now) of Hillman City, Seattle.
My stepfather, a figure who has been in my life for many years, passed away several nights ago.
Yesterday I traveled with the Nevada road trip crew to the Olympic Peninsula, where we took a walk along the Dungeness Spit, a large land body that extends like a scythe out into the water of the Pacific Ocean.
This morning I took a short trip to Coal Creek Falls on Cougar Mountain in Issaquah, and then proceeded to extend the morning trip to Snoqualmie River’s Middle Fork area, which is about 34 miles outside of Seattle.
A recent business trip (Feb. 12-14) to Bend, Oregon, was a brief but utterly beautiful interjection to my soggy existence in Seattle.
Rainier Valley Lit Crawl #3 Join for the third iteration of the Rainier Valley Lit Crawl, which focuses […]
Last night was the Live from the Angeline! private event, which featured one guitarist (Salt Mouth a.k.a. Chris […]
The following videos were all shot at the Ghost Tokens: Inumbrating Pinnacle event series, which I’ve been posting […]
The following pictures are of the Ghost Tokens: Inumbrating Pinnacle micro-series that occurred last week. Though I didn’t […]
Pictures from a visit with my friends Emiliana and Barnabus to Mt. Eerie and Ebey’s Landing yesterday, by Emiliana […]
A new review: Inventors and Other Poems My new review of The Inventors and Other Poems by René Char […]