In 2011 I served as a coeditor for Cascade, the journal of the Washington Poets Association. This was one of the organization’s last hurrahs, as it disbanded in 2013. But Cascade was also unfinished business, because the journal was originally supposed to have been published around 2008 or 2009. Working with Terri Zipf, I stepped in to sift through submissions made in 2008, and we presented selected poems together with winners of what turned out to be the last three WPA poetry contests, held in 2008, 2009, and 2010 (the final one being for haiku only, cosponsored by Haiku Northwest). The result, for which I also did interior layout and design, was Cascade #2, published in May of 2011. The issue was dedicated to Paula Jones Gardiner, with three of her poems, and included 21 contest winners, rounded out with 44 poems by WPA members plus their bios. Karen Bonaudi wrote the introduction, and Cora Goss-Grubbs provided the distinctive cover photograph. This issue is available on Amazon and includes my poem, “Jim’s Jelly.”

On 22 May 2011, I also MC’d the launch reading for Cascade #2 at the WPA’s final Burning Word poetry festival, held in Leavenworth, Washington.


This is the cover for Cascade #1, published by the Washington Poets Association in 2007. I did not edit this issue.