Eartha Karr is a 1978 Mercedes Benz 300CD. She has been converted to run on Bio-Diesel, a non-toxic, biodegradable, carbon neutral fuel made from recycled vegetable oil. Blake purchased Eartha in June of 2003, then merely a brown car with a clean body of potential and, after test driving her for a few months, transformed…

Here are a few of my poem movies from YouTube. It is by no means an exhaustive list, as there are many more. I am working on creating some sort of an archive, and most likely will eventually self-host, but for now, I’m offering a few chestnuts to warm your soul…

On Saturday, February 4, from 7-7:30, Cartwheels on the Sky with Blake More features for yet another trip down poetry lane, this time featuring Silent Motif, Conference of the Poets, a compilation poetry CD put together by poet Kirk Lumplin with Berkeley Musicians Robert Keller and Paul Mills, as well as Nymphya…part 1 of 2…

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, January 5 for yet another trip down poetry lane, this time featuring Silent Motif, Conference of the Poets, a compilation poetry CD put together by poet Kirk Lumplin with Berkeley Musicians Robert Keller and Paul Mills, as well as Nymphya…

On Saturday, December 3, from 7-7:30, Cartwheels on the Sky with Blake More features Anchor Bay writer/poet/teacher and radio host Mark Stanford Gross. We’ll will be discussing Gross’s writing and how he inspires others to find the impetus to explore and express themselves through creative writing…

On Saturday, Oct 1, from 7-7:30, Cartwheels on the Sky with Blake More features Anchor Bay Poet John Allen Cann. They will be discussing Cann’s poetry and how it expresses itself in his life and community. Topics include being in the moment, finding one’s voice, inspiration and lots of lots of poetry….

On Saturday, September 3, from 7-7:30, Cartwheels on the Sky features bi-coastal NYC/SF Jazz performance poet and longtime Town Crier Raymond Nat Turner. The show will look at the placement of poetry in community, finding one’s voice and fearless expression, which a number of very good poems sprinkled among it all…

On Saturday, April 2, from 7-7:30, Cartwheels on the Sky features Elk poet, filmmaker, fiction writer and teacher Thomas Roberdeau. Thomas Roberdeau is a filmmaker and writer living in Elk, and has been living on the the Mendocino coast on and off since the late 1970’s…

On Saturday, March 5, from 7-7:30, Cartwheels on the Sky features SF Poet Diane Frank. Diane is author of eight books of poems, three novels, and a photo memoir of her 400 mile trek in the Nepal Himalayas. While Listening to the Enigma Variations: New and Selected Poems was published in 2021 by Glass Lyre Press. …

On Saturday, Feb 5, from 7-7:30, Cartwheels on the Sky features Marin Poet Kathy Evans. Kathy is the author of four collections of poetry: Imagination Comes to Breakfast, Hunger and Sorrow (which won the Small Press Poetry Prize), As The Heart is Held, and now her latest book, nominated for a Pen award, Trespassers Welcome…

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. This year, to follow the lead of the National and the Statewide POL competition, the Mendocino County POL finals will also be virtual…

Coming of age is a young person’s transition from being a child to being an adult. It continues through adolescence. The specific age at which this transition takes place varies between societies, as does the nature of the change. It can be a simple legal convention (turning 18 and being able to vote) or can be part of a ritual or spiritual event. A few examples in America are Sweet 16s, Quinceañeras, Mitzvahs, hunting trips, adventure journeys. The point is, there is a moment…

“May you live in interesting times” is an old Chinese proverb [a fancy word for “saying”] that has been expressed a lot the last couple of years. Some people say this proverb is actually a curse, since “dealing” with interesting times generally interferes with our ability to live our lives the way we would like to. Wars, weather disasters, pandemics are all examples of times that feel much more “cursed” than “interesting”. So what is in it for us? How do we push against conflicts, big and small, to discover…