Bako National Park, founded in 1957, is in the northwest state of Sarawak, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. The park is home to immense biodiversity, including the proboscis monkey with its comical nose and fiery fur (think: Jim Henson character). The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) put the proboscis, which is endemic… Continue reading Bako National Park in Photos: Proboscis Monkeys, Bearded Pigs, & A Night Trek in Borneo
I met Adrian Jones, Founder and Executive Director of Witness Collection, at his home in George Town, the eclectic and multi-ethnic capital of Penang, Malaysia. The 8th annual George Town Festival was underway, which infused the city with creative energy as shophouses, derelict buildings, and public spaces transformed into art exhibits and performance venues...
In Part II of my conversation with poet Steven Reigns, we discuss creative identity, poetic preferences, and building your own seat at the table. You can tune in below. But first! If you would like to hear Part I, click here. Visit stevenreigns.com for information on Steven’s upcoming workshops and events. This interview was produced by Michelle-Marie Gilkeson. An abridged… Continue reading Steven Reigns, In Conversation: Part II
In October 2014, West Hollywood appointed poet and educator Steven Reigns as the city's first Poet Laureate. Now well into his second of a two-year term, Steven and I sat down for a chat. The result is a lush conversation about libraries' effect on him as a queer youth, discovering the power to make our own literary communities, and… Continue reading Steven Reigns, In Conversation: Part I