Tag Archives: Chuck Pirtle

Cascadia IV (I Did Not Build That)

I’m thinking of the controversy from an event during the 2012 U.S. Presidential campaign. It’s the You Didn’t Build That notion and was the response by less conscious people about the nature of how things get done, even in (especially in) … Continue reading

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Intro to Reissue of McClure’s Specks

It was on my 50th birthday that I received an email from Garry Thomas Morse of Talon Books in Vancouver asking if I would be interested in writing the introduction to a reissue of Michael McClure’s 1985 book entitled Specks. … Continue reading

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Ella Roque Nelson, a quarter-Cuban, part-Irish St. Paddy’s Day Baby

When Meredith and I learned that the baby she was carrying was a girl, she started suggesting first names. She would say a name and I would react immediately as to whether I would like it or not, totally intuitive. … Continue reading

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