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Monthly Archives: February 2020

found poem: fingers

found poem: on the wall

Jam & Sand

Take A Stand

Very pleased to have my poem
“Neither Silence Nor Forgetting”
included in the important new
Raven Chronicles Press anthology,
Take A Stand: Art Against Hate (p. 129).

Thank You
to editors Anna Bálint, Phoebe Bosché,
and Thomas Hubbard,
to the many fine writers and artists
whose work appears in this substantial volume,
and to the many unnamed people whose lives
and stories are shared in these pages.

this Friday in Anacortes, Washington

The monthly poetry series at Pelican Bay Books & Coffeehouse continues on Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:00pm, with an evening of poetry and music with young Skagit poet Piet Anna Pruitt, featured poets Luther Allen and J.I. Kleinberg, and a musical set by Anacortes’ own Pearl Tottenham.

Luther Allen writes poetry and designs buildings from Sumas Mountain, Washington. He facilitates SpeakEasy, a community poetry reading series in Bellingham, and is co-editor of Noisy Water, an anthology of local poets. His collection of poems, The View from Lummi Island, can be found at Other Mind Press. His work is included in the recent anthologies WA 129 (edited by Tod Marshall), Refugium: Poems for the Pacific (edited by Yvonne Blomer), Poets Unite! LitFUSE @10, Weaving the Terrain (Dos Gatos Press), and For Love of Orcas (edited by Jill McCabe Johnson and Andrew Shattuck McBride). His short story “The Stilled Ring” was finalist in the annual fiction contest at terrain.org. He views writing as his spiritual practice.

Twice nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net awards, J.I. (Judy) Kleinberg is co-editor of 56 Days of August (Five Oaks Press 2017) and Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington (Other Mind Press 2015), and co-produces the Bellingham-based SpeakEasy poetry series. Her poetry has appeared in One, Pontoon, Pedestal Magazine, Psaltery & Lyre, December, and elsewhere, and more than 300 of her found-word collage poems have been published in print and online. She lives in Bellingham and posts frequently at chocolateisaverb.wordpress.com and thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com and occasionally on Instagram @jikleinberg.

Please join us!

found poem: CRISP

Lines + Stars

Thanks to Lines + Stars for including my poem “Ten” in the Winter/Spring issue on the theme anniversaries. (And thanks, too, to whom it was written.)

found poem: homes

found poem: you left

found poem: we live

found poem: thinking

another five

found poem: the wee house

found poem: We crouched

Pomme Journal

Alba

found poem: designerly

found poem: Meltwater

found poem: in the jungle

found poem: feast

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