Gobble Gobble Time is Near–but first POETRY. . .

November 15, 2012

I’m interested in how we make our
knowledge, how we map the world,
constructing a sense of our relation to
what it is. . . this action of meaning-
making.-Mark Doty

Each poem is an instance of possession.
When you read someone in a deep way
your thoughts and rhythms take over.
–Robert Gluck

November 16th–7 p.m. Seattle
Third Friday Take a Poem From Your
Heart Reading at Bookworm Exchange
–Seattle, WA.


Friday NOVEMBER 16TH, 2012
7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. FREE

Our October reading was certainly
an amazing evening and it’s
expected another will happen
on this very special evening.

The Last Take a Poem From Your
Heart reading in Columbia City.

Our distinguished feature poets

David Thornbrugh, Garrett Rutledge,
Nancy Dahlberg , J. Glenn Evans,
Carlos Martinez, David D. Horowitz,
Peter Ludwin, Stephen Roxborough,
Brendan McBreen, Gerald McBreen
Murray Gordon, Dobbie Norris &
Robinson Bolkum!!!

Plus a limited open mic.
The Proceedings may be taped
for future radio program broadcasts!

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 supported our poetry
reading for over 7 years.
The store closes in December 2012.

BookWorm Exchange @
4860 Rainier Avenue S.
Seattle Wa 98118


My review of Jack McCarthy’s new collection of poetry: What I Saw  is featured on
Rattle.com. Here


From Jeanine Hall Gailey

Just a reminder about Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken’s reading is this Saturday the 17th at 3 PM at Redmond Library – with a Q&A, refreshments and book signing!
Redmond Library address:
15990 N.E. 85th, Redmond, 98052
From: Daemond Arrindell


Tues Nov 20, 8pm

Our Annual nod to the Haiku, a traditional Japanese form that addresses an aspect of nature in only 17 syllables.

We put our own spin on it -still 17 syllables, but the topic matter is open to anything.

Poets will go head to head like an old school emcee battle, but more brief. Always a favorite and a lot of fun right before Thanksgiving.
$100 Cash prize!!

Email info@seattlepoetryslam.org
to sign up
From Kevin MIller

November 29, 2012, 7 p.m.

King’s Books,

218 Saint Helens Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

Poetry Reading featuring Alice Derry and Kevin Miller

Alice Derry is the author of four full collections of poetry and three chapbooks. Derry was awarded a Washington State GAP grant for the manuscript of her most recent collection Tremolo published in 2012 by Red Hen Press. Strangers to Their Courage (Louisiana State University Press) was a finalist for the 2002 Washington Book Awards. She recently retired after teaching English and German for twenty-nine years at Peninsula College in Port Angeles. She was a major force in conceiving and directing the college’s Foothills Writers’ Series from 1980—2009.
Kevin Miller lives in Tacoma, Washington. Pleasure Boat Studio published his third collection Home & Away: the Old Town Poems in 2009. Miller taught in the public schools in Washington State for thirty-nine years. Recent poems appeared or are forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, Crab Creek Review, The San Pedro River Review, and The Museum of Americana.


November 30th — Redmond

RASP: Redmond Association of Spokenword

The last FRIDAY of every month, starting at 7:00 PM, gathering and chatting from 6:30 PM
At the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center (ORSCC) at 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond, WA 98052—Click for directions to ORSCC

Look for us upstairs in Room 206!

Beginning in November 2012, RASP events and readings will be upstairs in Room 206. There is an elevator near the checkin desk in the mail lobby. On the second floor, turn East (right from the elevator, left from the stairs) through two sets of doors and veer right to the first room on the right.

This Month’s Featured Reader
Bill Hayes — Friday, November 30, 2012

Bill Hayes (aka “Billy” or “Wild Bill”) struggled as a youth with asthma, synesthesia, ADHD, a broken back, fractured skull, and an attitude that got him tossed from high school. Joining the military, he felt his wife’s fury from half a world away when he neglected to inform her about being wounded. Leaving the military, Bill survived a serious helicopter crash in Alaska, and once again felt his wife’s righteous anger when a bill for ambulance service was inadvertently mailed to their home near Seattle. Bill’s passion in life (besides that for his ever-forgiving wife, half-a-dozen children, and eight talented grand-daughters) is writing. Bill has completed a hundred-thousand-word novel about a young woman’s struggle to compete against boys in high school sports, a collection of outrageous verse about food and dieting, called Bite Me, writes wild limericks, and was a short story finalist in the annual Pacific Northwest Writers Association contest.

November’s emcee: Michael Heavener

Holiday Party – Whoopee !
Friday, December 7, 2012, starting at 7:00 PM

It’s that wonderful time of year again —
When sugar plum fairies play ice hockey with wee little Jack Frosties.
When snowmen chortle gleefully as ribbons wave of red, gold and green.
When steaming mugs of elf-nog warm our stocking-covered hands.
When Rasputians roundly toast each other with seasonal poetry.

A-a-and — when we hope you’ll join us for the annual RASP Holiday Party and potluck … and more!

From Connie Walle

Dec. 14th 7:00 p.m.
Kings Bookstore (218 St. Helens)
Featuring: Raul Sanchez

Directions will be provided at the reading.



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