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Monthly Archives: April 2021

found poem: like love

found poem: practicing

found poem: a perfect night

found poem: I’m not

interview!

If you’re a regular in these parts, you may know that Luther Allen and I co-produce a long-running poetry-reading series, SpeakEasy. Normally held before a live audience here in Bellingham, Washington, SpeakEasy has gone Zoom in the last year, and tomorrow, Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 7:00pm Pacific, we will host SpeakEasy 28: Homecoming with Rena Priest. Rena, who has just been named Washington State Poet Laureate 2021-2023, will be joined by four of her poetry mentors: James Bertolino, Anita K. Boyle, Nancy Pagh, and Jeanne Yeasting. It should be a wonderful evening of poetry. If you’d like to join us, just send an email to othermindpress AT gmail.com and request the Zoom link.

Meanwhile, in the run-up to tomorrow’s event, Margaret Bikman, the doyenne of all-things-arts-and-entertainment in our region, interviewed Luther and me. The 20-minute interview will stream online today, Friday, April 23, and again tomorrow, Saturday, April 24, in the 10:30am hour Pacific time (i.e., sometime between 10:30 and 11:30 it will air, but we can’t provide a more precise time). To listen in, go to KMRE.org or tune in live in Bellingham at 102.3FM. If you miss it, the interview will eventually be posted on Margaret’s Arts & Entertainment Spotlight podcast page.

Hope you’ll join us for one or more of these events in honor of National Poetry Month.

found poem: a metaphor

found poem: with a great

found poem: should the circles

found poem: the privilege

found poem: the bird

Streetcake

Atlas & Alice

found poem: little breeze

found poem: persuade

found poem: (the blue)

solstice anthology

Enormously pleased to have two poems in the hot-off-the-press anthology, Solstice: Light & Dark of the Salish Sea (Chuckanut Sandstone Press). Edited by Carla Shafer, the collection features the work of 29 poets in two sections, Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice. I have a poem in each section and will be reading the summer poem as part of the online book launch on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 7:00pm Pacific. The reading is free on Zoom, but advance registration is required. Would love you to join us (and I’ll be reading second, so don’t be late!).

Solstice is available for purchase through Village Books.

found poem: the dark

found poem: there’s this

found poem: The stories

found poem: the notion

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