Saburo Hasegawa and Isamu Noguchi Exhibition (Yokohama! Queens! San Francisco!) and Books

The other day, Meri Mitsuyoshi caught a Wall Street Journal article introducing Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan, the exhibition that opened at Japan’s Yokohama Museum of Art (January 12–March 24), is currently at the Noguchi Museum in Queens (May 1–July 14, 2019), and will be at the Asian Art Museum […]

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Back from Kitkitdizze with Qionglin Tan and Yingying Deng from Hunan University

Professor Qionglin “Joan” Tan, Yingying “Hannah” Deng, and I visited Gary Snyder at Kitkitdizze on 8 February 2019. There we caught up on news from the Center for Gary Snyder Studies Joan founded at Hunan University in 2015. Joan, Gary, Hannah (8Feb19) Professor Tan’s advisee, Ms. Deng, a Changsha native, is enjoying a dissertation research year at UC Berkeley. Gary […]

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Place-Based Learning in San Francisco

As i begin to make my contribution as Founding Humanities Teacher at the Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI) in San Francisco, i am excited by the prospect of turning San Francisco into a fieldwork site for young urban students of the human sciences. I will be leading a discussion about this on Sunday, July 1 from 10:00–12:00 noon: Here’s where […]

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Living in Place with Peter Berg and Gary Snyder in Mind: Becoming Cascadian Retreat Handout

Here is the handout i created for a breakout session at the inspirational “Becoming Cascadian” retreat hosted by Paul Nelson and Bhakti Watts in the Cedar River Watershed on the shore of Lake Washington this past May 31–June 3. Becoming Cascadian Handout MG V.18 Our time together featured presentations by Andrew Schelling and Tetsuzen Jason Wirth, who took us into an in-depth […]

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Kazuaki Tanahashi Publishes ‘Painting Peace: Art In Times of Global Crisis’ (2018)

Kazuaki Tanahashi kindly sent me his latest book from Shambhala Press: a retrospective review of his paintings accompanied by stories that invite the reader to become better acquainted with the good life of this wandering Berkeley-based artivist (activist artist). Kaz’s book contains a chapter about his painting, Bristle Cone Pine, two scrolls that played a key role in our Mountains & Rivers Workshop. The […]

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Mark Gonnerman Interviewed by Denis Pugenov on Teaching the Beats at Hunan University in China (Published in English and Russian, September 2017)

Mark Gonnerman was interviewed by Denis Punegov, the founding editor of the St. Petersburg journal, Svyazi, about teaching beat culture and literature and his experience with this at Hunan University in China. You may download the PDF of this article via the link below: Svyazi Beats Interview Gonnerman Sept 2017 PDF Denis Punegov, “War For Imagination [Interview on the […]

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