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Bonus Reading from Postcard #7 part 2

Dave Olson’s original (free-ed) haiku collection Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe –  Occasional haiku -1992 – 2004 (.pdf)

Bonus Reading from Postcard #7

Dave Olson’s original haibun collection Four Haibun For You (.pdf).

Kerouac in Mexico, Snyder in Japan and jazz from Banff – Postcard #7

In Volume 7, Dave, chillaxing with sake some smoking jazz tracks, reads from Kerouac‘s “Lonesome Traveller,” “Mexico City Blues” and “American Haiku” plus Gary Snyder from “The Backcountry” and haiku from masters Issa Kobayashi and Basho and his own original haiku (.pdf) and haibun.

Postcards from Gravelly Beach#7 (14:22, .mp3)
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With Mayor of Misasa, Tottori, Japan during Petanque tournament
Snapshot : DaveO and the Mayor of Misasa, Tottori, Japan circa 1992

Rousseau Confesses and more Letters from Russia – Postcard #6

In Volume six, DaveO sits with ducks at Olympia’s Capitol Lake on a windy day and reads from Jean Jacques Rousseau’s “Confessions” and offers a bit of discourse on transparency, plus reads two more original “Letters from Russia” (.pdf).

Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #6 (10:00, .mp3)
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lucid blue of your eyes - watercolor pencil by Dave Olson
“lucid blue of your eyes” – watercolor pencil by Dave Olson, Manzanita, Oregon

Uncle Weed and Ed Abbey head to Canyonlands – Postcard #5

Postcards from Gravelly Beach – Oman post office

In Volume five, DaveO hangs out in the dark at Olympia’s Seven Oars park and reads Part 2 of Uncle Weed’s Red Rock Adventure, chats about Edward Abbey, and reads from Ed’s “Desert Solitaire” (scored fresh from Olympia’s Last Word Books).

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Russian Epics, French Poems and Irish Beer – Postcard #4

Postcard from Gravelly Beach – Oman Lane sign

In Volume 4, DaveO reads from his own “Letters from Russia,” Leo Tolstoy’s epic “War and Peace” and a bit of French poetry while fumbling with pronunciation and enjoying a Guinness in the nighttime garden.

Wander along for Russian epics, French poems and Irish beer – Postcard #4 (19:22, 20MB, stereo, .mp3)

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HD Thoreau and GG Marquez Along for the Ride – Postcard #3

Postcard from Gravelly Beach – VIA Ocean train

In Volume 3, Dave reads from Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” and “Civil Disobedience” plus Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “100 Years of Solitude” and his own Portuguese Snapshots.

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Remembering Florida, Heading to Japan, Wandering with Walt – Postcard #2

Postcard from Gravelly Beach – Grey Canada Post box, white letters

Postcard #2 in which Dave reads from Gary Snyder’s “Left out in the Rain,” Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” and from original short story, “I Remember Florida.”

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Heading Out with Weed and Trout – Postcard #1

Postcard from Gravelly Beach – Sri Lanka post office

In podcast Volume 1, DaveO reads from his original “Uncle Weed’s Red Rock Adventure” plus a snippet from Richard Brautigan’s “Trout Fishing in America” and introduces the spoken word literature show thusly:

“Postcards from Gravelly Beach” is an occasionally-brewed podshow featuring spoken word with bits of literary discourse and maybe some tunes from time to time. I’ll read a little something of my own – a short story, essay, letters or maybe some free verse and also read something by someone else, likely a literary favourite from over the years – maybe even tying into a theme of some kind – or maybe not, we’ll see what happens. Mostly Postcards from Gravelly Beach podcast is about chillaxing with a beverage, digging the view in front of you, and listening to something new.”

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Hot Springs and Stubbed Toe

A collection of short, haiku-type poems written by DaveO between Tottori, Japan and Olympia, Washington between 1992-2004, called “Hot Springs and Stubbed Toe.”

Download Hot Springs and Stubbed Toe (.pdf)

Grandma in the hills near Saji Tottori Japan - Obaasan
a Japanese
Obaasan (Grandma) in the hills near Saji-san, Tottori-ken, Japan