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

Volume 2 in which DaveO 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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gary snyder stamp
(this curious image was scavenged from the interweb, if someone takes credit, please let me know)

Bonus Reading from Postcard #1

DaveO’s original work “Uncle Weed’s Red Rock Adventure” (.pdf)

Heading Out with Weed and Trout – Postcard #1

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 favorite 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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uncleweed weed
DaveO’s character Uncle Weed as drawn by Brandon G. Kiggins of NYC, circa 1988

Hot Springs and Stubbed Toe – Postcard # 0

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.”

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