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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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Poem (scribbled): Mt Neahkahnie, 2004

Poem in process -– Mt. Neahkahnie (scribbled)
Poem in process -– Mt. Neahkahnie (scribbled), 2004

Mt. Neahkahnie overlooks Manzanita, Oregon.

I climbed the mountain with watercolour and stationery in tow to write a letter for the “Letters from Russia” project (I wrote each by hand, one at a time, in situ, in “character”). As it goes, i “warmed up” by scribbled a bit of freeverse about surrounding, circumstances, and sensations of the location, on the back of a notepad.