Archive for January, 2012


Northwest Poetry 6 January 2012

January 6, 2012

This Wednesday, January 11
Park Place Books

Elizabeth Austen
open mic
7 p.m.

Wednesday January 11, 2012
7 to 8:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Austen

Elizabeth Austen is the author of Every
Dress a Decision (Blue Begonia Press
, 2011), and two chapbooks, The Girl
Who Goes Alone (Floating Bridge Press,
2010) and Where Currents Meet (one of
four winners of the 2010 Toadlily Press
chapbook award and part of the quartet
Sightline). Her poems have been
featured on Garrison Keillor’s The
Writer’s Almanac and Verse Daily, and
in journals including the Los Angeles
Review, Bellingham Review and Willow
Springs. She was the Washington
“roadshow poet” and is the literary
producer for KUOW 94.9 public radio.
She makes her living at Seattle Children’s
Hospital, where she offers retreats and
poetry/journaling workshops for the staff.

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.

February::Lyn Coffin
March: Susan Rich &
Kelli Russell Agodon
April: Judith Roch &
Sharon Cumberland

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

Next Friday, January 20
Bookworm Exchange

Roy Seitz &
John Akins
open mic
7 p.m.
Free (details; left)

A few changes have been
added to the Poetry Day Of
the Week listings below.
Please let me know if more
updates are needed.

More information on readings
are in columns to your left and
right and if you scroll down.
Email me at
regarding your event/reading
and I’ll try to include it. I can’t
always accomodate but I try.
From Alex B.
January 18th — Seattle

Breadline’s 1 year anniversary!!!

so come out and celebrate our borderline toddlerhood!
features include poets/academics, sound artists, and a
command performance by everyone’s favorite house
molecular biologist. prepare your cells for realignment
– it’s gonna be a breadline, and by now you all know
what that feels like…
maged zaher
nadine maestas
andrew prendergast
air jackson
wed, jan 18, 7p
vermillion art gallery & bar
1508 eleventh ave (pike/pine)
all ages, no cover
+open mic

Readings are now ONCE a month!!!

2ND Saturdays

PoetsWest readings at Green Lake Library 4 p.m.
Lower level meeting room at
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library,
7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

Note, The PoetsWest Readings at
Green Lake Library now happens on
the 2nd Saturday of the month at 4 p.m.
(and only on the 2nd Saturday of the month).
There are usually three featured readers
plus an open mic. It is free.
Hosted by J Glenn Evans who has been curating
and hosting poetry readings in Seattle for over
15 years !!! Attend the readings as often as you
can. Get up and read a poem and you might
wind up being on a radio program too !!!
It’s FREE!!!
4 to 5:30 p.m. J. Glenn Evans
is the host. .


From Joannie Stangeland

Happy New Year! Join us for poems at
The Elliott Bay Book Company, in the heart of
Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Or venture north up the
highway and join us at fogdog gallery in Arlington.
In Seattle…

When: Saturday, January 14 at 2:00 PM

Where: The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th
Ave., Seattle, WA, 206.624.6600

Who’s reading: John “effortless offhand eloquence”
Burgess, Stephen “there will be no accordions”
Roxborough, and me
…and north up the road

When: January 26 at 7:00 PM

Where: fogdog gallery, 233 North Olympic Ave.
in Arlington. WA, 505.660.6825

Who’s reading: John “perhaps paintings can
be poems” Burgess and me

From Jerry Libstaff

Blend of Words and Wine
A week from this Thursday
January 12, at 7:00 PM
at 8014 Key Peninsula Highway N.
In Key Center, WA

Local poet Lorrain Hart
plus Open Mic
at the
Blend Wine Store

From James Bertolino

January 27th & 28th
Bellingham, WA
First Poet As Art Event of 2012

Nationally recognized poets Christopher Howell
and Megan Snyder-Camp will read poetry for the
Whatcom Poetry Series: The Poet As Art at the Lucia
Douglas Gallery (1415 13th St. in Fairhaven) on Friday
evening, January 27th at 7:00 pm. The event is free and
open to the public, with donations welcomed. On
Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Chris Howell
will teach a poetry writing workshop at Egress Studio.
The charge for the workshop will be $50, and
participants are encouraged to register in advance by
calling Jim Bertolino or Anita Boyle at 398-7870 or by
sending a check made out to Whatcom Poetry Series,
5581 Noon Road, Bellingham, WA 98226.

Megan Snyder-Camp’s first poetry collection,
The Forest of Sure Things, 2010, won the national
Tupelo Press/Crazyhorse Book Award. She has
received an Individual Artist Award from
Washington’s 4Culture Foundation.

Christopher Howell’s most recent of nine volumes
of poems is Dreamless and Possible: Poems New &
Selected, 2010, from University of Washington Press–
which also published Light’s Ladder in 2004. He has
twice won the Washington State Book Award, as
well as two National Endowment Fellowships.

FROM William Lindbergh

Check out:

Randomly Accessed Poetics or RAP is a W.L. dream
project to create an online zine that is now coming to

Submission for Issue One: The Texture of Words, will
close on March 31, 2012. The release date for the first
issue will be June 1, 2012.

In this issue R.A.P. will celebrate the music of words and how
those lines vibrate through our bones when spoken. Also,
if you have any word collages, cut-ups, or cross-outs, that
bring out the texture of words visually this is an excellent
time to submit them.

Redmond, Washington’s poet laureate, Rebecca Woods
Meredith, is looking for 10 poets to craft extraordinary
works in response to 10 photos of old Redmond.
This is for publication in an anthology commemorating the
Redmond Centennial. Application deadline is January 13.
Poetry Anthology – Redmond WA Centennial