Email Timeboxing for Creative Space

In workshop many years ago, poet, essayist, naturalist, and activist Gary Snyder shared that he devoted an hour each morning to correspondence, paper and email, as part of…

Push

five hours of active labor six hard pushes you are born   outside my body your little body is learning to hold heat but not enough off you…

Legacy Trail

Once upon a time, I threw out the script and started over. People do this every day. We imagine what’s possible and make a choice. A small colony…

Noticing Each Other

In 2011, I set out to design a new home life with my kids. My 14-year marriage was ending, we had moved into a small apartment, but the…

An Evening

My mother was born in the days before the 228 Massacre. She never spoke directly of it during my childhood. When my own daughter was born, I started…

In the lateness of the world

One of my projects this year is to unearth my old poems. It seems fitting to kick off such an archaeological project with this longish poem that came…

Afterword(s & design)

After nine years, I’m sunsetting AMY WU words & design. I had a good run under the name—turned out solid work, made some money, had fun. Hatched in…

The Delta Dialogues

Closing another busy week with my first post of 2013, a repost from Groupaya: Phase I of our 2012 multistakeholder project, the¬†Delta Dialogues¬†is officially done, with the publication…

Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest 2012

Architectural Record chose this graceful, energetic sketch of the Nationale-Nederlanden building in Prague by my talented friend Eduardo Pintos as one of five runners-up, out of hundreds of…

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