On Friday, October 14th, the currently-touring, New York-based Uphook Press will present four poets at SPLAB in Columbia City, Seattle. Come out and see visiting poets Matthew Hupert and Eliel Lucero, as well as local poet Greg Bem, present their work to any and all Emerald City poetry lovers. The event will begin at 7pm and the suggested donation is $5.00. Snacks and/or beverages to share with the rest of the audience are welcome!
Toward Cascadian Independence: For the Life of the Place as a Whole
What end does politics serve? Surely it must serve ends beyond itself. Why seek greater bioregional autonomy? For self-determination. Yes, but what purpose in turn shall that value serve? None some may say, it’s self-justifying. But then it becomes an absolute unto itself which can be used to justify many different things, some questionable. Why not come right out at the beginning and say what you’re really for?
The primary purpose of seeking greater bioregional identity and autonomy is to serve the life of the place and its people as a whole. Indeed, the primary purpose of Politics is to serve the life of the place and its people on many levels in an equitable and sustainable way.