Archive for December, 2011


December 13- World of Northwest Poetry

December 13, 2011

This Wednesday Dec. 14
Park Place Books
Jeannine Hall Gailey &
Joannie Stangeland
open mic
7 p.m.
Free (details to your left)

This Thursday Dec. 15
Soul Food Books
Mary Crane &
Carolyn Wright
open mic
7 p.m.
Free (details below)

This Friday Dec 16
Bookworm Exchange
Priya Keefe !!! (come
say goodbye for now
to Priya!)
John Burgess
Raul Sanchez
open mic
7 p.m.
Free (details; left)

Dear Friends,

I will be a featured reader at Soul Food Books, along with
Carolyne Wright, this coming Thursday, December 15th.
We start at 7 pm, followed by ample time for open mic poets.
This is part of the long standing monthly Soul Food Poetry
Reading hosted by Michael Dylan Welch and Lana Ayres, and
I am pleased to be a part of it. Soul Food books is located at
15748 Redmond Way in Redmond, and is a very comfortable
community oriented space with light meals, snacks and

For bios on the poets please see
Directions to SoulFood appear at

Hope to see you there.


Friday December 30th

Last Friday RASP READING w. open mic

Vonnie Thompson — Friday, December 30

7 P.M.
usually in Room 105

At the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
(ORSCC) at 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond, WA 98052
From Leopold Sequel


West Seattle — December 28, 2011

Last Wednesday Pomes and Tails reading
Featured Readers 7 p.m., Open Mic 8 to 9 p.m.
December 28th
Features are
Leopoldo Sequel
Thaddeus Gunn

C & P Coffee
5612 California Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98136
Wednesday December 14, 2011
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Jeannine Hall Gailey
Joannie Stangeland

Jeannine Hall Gailey is the author of Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006) and She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Books, 2011.) Her work has been featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Her poems have appeared in journals like The Iowa Review, The Seattle Review, and Prairie Schooner. She volunteers as an editorial consultant for Crab Creek Review and currently teaches at the MFA program at National University.

Joannie Kervran Stangeland writes poetry and works as a technical editor. Her chapbook Weathered Steps was published by Rose Alley Press, and A Steady Longing for Flight won the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. Her work has also appeared in various journals on the bus. In 2003, she was a Jack Straw Productions artist-in-residence. Joannie lives with her husband and one teenager still at home. Into the Spring (a brand new collection of poetry) has just been published by Ravenna Press and all monies earned by the poet are donated Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

PEN and Take a Poem From Your Heart
will be presenting 2nd Wednesday
Poetry at Park Place Books

Park Place Books is one of the few
remaining full sized new and used
independent bookstores on the East
Side.Consider supporting their efforts
to stay in business in the near future.
They host many reading clubs and
community events.They will be a big
part of the NEW Seattle Bookfest in
Kirkland the first weekend in

January:: Elizabeth Austen

Park Place Books is located in the Park
Place Mall off 85th Street in Kirkland at
348 Parkplace Ctr Kirkland, WA 98033-6229


FRIDAY Decenber 16, 2011


Bookworm Exchange
4860 Rainier Ave S. Seattle WA 98118
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE

Our Features are:
Priya Keefe,
John Burgess
Raul Sanchez

John Burgess grew up in upstate New York, worked on a survey crew in Montana, taught English in Japan and since 1985 has lived in Seattle, where he works corporate communications for an insurance company. He’s been a featured poet at bookstores, art galleries and coffee shops throughout the Northwest. Ravenna Press publishes his poetry: Punk Poems (2005), A History of Guns in the Family (2008), and Graffito (2011). He was a 2006 Jack Straw writer; co-founder of the original Burning Word Festival; and the 2008 Words’ Worth curator for the Seattle City Council. He’s currently editor for the online lit journal Snow Monkey, Board member at Richard Hugo House and co-conspirator with the Band of Poets.

Raúl Sánchez is a Seattle Bio-Tech technician, prosody enthusiast, translator, and DJ, who conducts workshops on The Day of the Dead in Tieton WA. Featured in the program for the 2011 Burning Word Poetry Festival in Leavenworth WA. His work appeared on-line in The Sylvan Echo, Flurry, Gazoobitales, Pirene’s Fountain and in La Bloga. As well as other journals, local magazines and newspapers. His most recent work is the Spanish translation of the continuation of John Burgess “Punk Poems” which appear in his new book “Graffito” by Ravenna Press. His work appeared in the second Anthology by The Miracle Theatre Viva la Word!, Latino Cultural Magazine, on Bookmarks by the Seattle Public Library 2007 Poetic Art Project. Look forward to his soon to be announced debut chapbook of poems…stay tuned

Priya Keefe entered life through the door of the Pike Place Market. Publications include The Nervous Breakdown, Switched-on Gutenberg, Upstart Ireland, qarrtsiluni, Pontoon 7, Metro Poetry Buses, Drash, and Real Change. Performances include Seattle City Council, Bumbershoot festival, Bart Baxter Poetry in Performance, and Band of Poets. Priya taught a poetry class at Seattle Central Community College in fall of 2009. And has been a poetry editor and cross-genre editor for The Pitkin Review. In 2009, her poem “Dual Cymbals” took 2nd place at SEAF. She curated the Seattle City Council Words’ Worth poetry reading series in 2010. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Now she’s about re-locate for a while to the East Coast.

Bookworm Exchange is a warm friendly
new and used bookstore located in the
beautiful Columbia City retail district
surrounded by Art Galleries, Bakeries,
Excellent Restaurants, and coffee shops.
Owner Jim and his staff have thousands
of new and used booksand have
supported our poetry reading
for 6 years and counting! C’mon!!!
4860 Rainier Avenue S.
Seattle Wa 98118