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Northwest Poetry Readings March 7th edition

March 7, 2013

Upcoming Events

Greetings this March 7th, 2013.

Several events worth your best
attempts to attend are on the horizon.
These listings will help you discover
many of them.

Some new books by local poets you might
consider include:

Dennis Caswell’s Phlogiston
Peggy Barnett’s On Your Left
William Scott Galasso’s Collage
and the about to be released
posthumous collection by
Jack McCarthy –Drunks and Other Poems
of Recovery (from writebloody.com)

All are recommended.

Thanks for reading/skimming this email.
It really does make a difference and is
appreciated when you make an effort to be
part of an audience for an upcoming reading.
Often you’re rewarded with memorable words,
ideas and perhaps inspirations.

Listening means learning. The discipline/
habit of listening well is just a matter of
practice. Listening helps you discover new
perspectives and creates new opportunities.

Questions? Additions? Email me
at emeraldchris@yahoo.com
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Poets untie writing and then tie it up again
differently.
–Jean Cocteau

A Poet should be treated with leniency
and, even when damned, should be
damned with respect.

–Edgar Allan Poe

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Take a Poem From Your Heart Readings

@ ParkPlace Books in Kirkland
2nd Wednesdays (except in July & August)

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2nd Wednesday Take a Poem
From Your Heart Reading
at Park Place Books–Kirkland USA

Wednesday March 13, 2012
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. FREE

Peggy Barnett & Raul Sanchez

plus Open Mic

Peggy Barnett was born in 1945 and grew up in Queens, New York. She went to Public School 89, Joseph Pulitzer JHS 145, Music and Art High School and to The Cooper Union and received a degree in Fine Art. She opened a photography studio in 1968 and became a very succesful corporate still-life and portrait photographer. She worked with her husband Ron for 45 years, then sold the studio in 2006 moving north of Seattle to Maltby, Washington. Her daughter, Emma, is a graphic designer in Portland, Oregon.

Peggy knows that the Northwest is beautiful, but memories of the past haunt her: the Holocaust, growing up Jewish in an Italian and Irish neighborhood, the atomic bomb, Junior High School, and childhood’s distant happenings arise in her poetry in a Proustian dream. Her mind flits back and forth between the present and the past. The present on the West Coast is always interrupted by the East Coast. Her poetic memoirs dwell on the specifics of unending change.

Raúl Sánchez is a Seattle Bio-Tech Technician, Eschatologist,or the study of death, judgement, heaven and hell, a Colletic, meaning he is a pack rat, Prosody enthusiast, Hamartiologist which is the branch of theology which studies sin. Translator, occassional DJ for KBCS91.3 FM and cook who conducts workshops on The Day of the Dead. His most recent works are the translation of John Burgess’ Punk Poems in “Graffito” released by Ravenna Press and his debut Book “All Our Brown-Skinned Angels” released by MoonPath Press 2012. His work appeared on-line in The Sylvan Echo, Flurry, Gazoobitales, Pirene’s Fountain and in La Bloga’s Floricanto weekly Tuesday edition. Pending publication in The Smoking Poet and Snow Monkey. On Bookmarks published by the Seattle Public Library in the 2007 Poetic Art Project “Lines on a Spine: Poems by the book”, in the Edmonds Community College “Poem In Your Pocket” project, on the Anthology Speaking Desde las Heridas (Publisher: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). Cibertestimonios Transfronterizos /TransborderTestimonies published in Mexico City by CISAN, in the Floating Bridge Review Volume 1 “Poetry from the left corner” His book has been nominated for the Washington State Book Award in Poetry for 2013.

FREE

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.

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

April
TBA
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Saturday March 23 6:00 p.m.– Kirkland

A Special Event
Words & Wine @ Grape Choice #3

Features:
(alphabetically)
Jim Bertolino
Anita Boyle
Matthew Brouwer
Jodi Knowles

Spotlight Readers:
Peggy Barnett
Mary Crane
David D. Horowitz
Roy Seitz

Hosted by Christopher J. Jarmick

Gather 6:00 p.m.
Reading 6:30- 9 p.m.

BIOS

Anita K. Boyle is a poet, artist, graphic designer and lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of What the Alder Told Me (MoonPath Press, 2011), and Bamboo Equals Loon (Egress Studio Press, 2001). Three of her poems were made into artsong by Portland composer Sylvia Grey, and sung this year by solo soprano, a quartet and a nonet (the new word of the day). She judged for the 2011 Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Contest, choosing Susan Elbe’s manuscript “Where Good Swimmers Drown.” Boyle’s poems have appeared in StringTown, The Raven Chronicles, Crab Creek Review, Conversations Across Borders, Cranky, Spoon River Poetry Review, Margin and Mirror Northwest, as well as in the anthologies Red Sky Morning and Saints of Hysteria. She once wrote sixty poems during a month-long Willard R. Espy Foundation literary residency. Boyle is currently showing her assemblages at the Hanson Scott Gallery in Seattle. She lives near an inspiring pond outside Bellingham, Washington with her husband and collaborator, the poet James Bertolino.

James Bertolino’s eleventh volume of poetry, Every Wound Has A Rhythm, was published by World Enough Writers in 2012. Since 1968, 26 of his chapbooks and volumes have been published by 17 presses in nine states, including Copper Canyon Press, Carnegie Mellon University Press and the Quarterly Review of Literature Award Series at Princeton University. Fellowship awards and residencies have come from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Discovery Award, the Djerassi Foundation, Espy Foundation and Oregon State University’s Spring Creek Project. In 2007 he received the Jeanne Lohmann Poetry Prize for Washington State poets. He has taught creative writing at Cornell University, University of Cincinnati, Western Washington University and, for 2005-06, at Oregon’s Willamette University, where he was Writer-in-Residence. He served as a judge for the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 American Book Awards in poetry, and selected the winning manuscript for the 2010 Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook series. He lives outside Bellingham, Washington with artist / poet Anita K. Boyle, where he has retired to full-time writing.James Bertolino’s eleventh volume of poetry, Every Wound Has A Rhythm, was published by World Enough Writers in 2012. Since 1968, 26 of his chapbooks and volumes have been published by 17 presses in nine states, including Copper Canyon Press, Carnegie Mellon University Press and the Quarterly Review of Literature Award Series at Princeton University. Fellowship awards and residencies have come from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Discovery Award, the Djerassi Foundation, Espy Foundation and Oregon State University’s Spring Creek Project. In 2007 he received the Jeanne Lohmann Poetry Prize for Washington State poets. He has taught creative writing at Cornell University, University of Cincinnati, Western Washington University and, for 2005-06, at Oregon’s Willamette University, where he was Writer-in-Residence. He served as a judge for the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 American Book Awards in poetry, and selected the winning manuscript for the 2010 Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook series. He lives outside Bellingham, Washington with artist / poet Anita K. Boyle, where he has retired to full-time writing.

Matthew Brouwer is a performance poet, teaching artist, and organizational consultant residing in Bellingham, WA.He has performed his poetry in cities across the west and has been showcased in regional literary, visual, and performance arts showcases such as Strands, Phrasings, and Cirque. Matthew leads creative writing workshops for students in Whatcom County schools and is the facilitator of Kintsugi: a writing circle for people with chronic medical conditions. He is the author of four chapbooks: Cannonball Island, Men Who Walk with Canes, and The Gospel According to Matthew (Parts I and II). Besides poetry, Matthew works with individuals and organizations to help them tap into the power of their own creativity and wisdom. With ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector, he has managed the Downtown Food Bank in Seattle and the Community Anchors Project in Washington, DC. The core of his mentoring work is based on his three year journey with chronic pelvic pain which at its worst rendered him virtually unable to walk. From this lengthy descent and recovery, he has gained insight into how limitation and loss can be powerful agents for discovering one’s unique gifts and purposes in life.
On his poetry: In my writing, I try to bridge the worlds of performance and literary poetry in order to create a style that can be enlivening both at the mic and on the page. I believe each one of us has a poetic spark and I love to bring my work to places where people often do not have a chance to share their own unique voices. My school of poetry is one of both spontaneity and surrender. I look to uncover the unusual, contradictory, and sometimes embarrassing parts of myself because I believe each one possesses value and wisdom. Few things to me are more exciting than bringing a hot, living piece of the imagination into the world and then having the opportunity to share it with others.

Jodie Knowles is a self-taught poet, who began writing in 2006 and became a Seattle Poetry Slam regular. In her first year of competing, Jodie won a spot on the Grand Slam Stage alongside nationally recognized poets. Later in 2006, she became one of the rotating hosts of the Slam (till 2008). She wrote and produced her one woman show A Contribution to a Human Revolution within Freehold’s Studio Series. In 2009 Jodie competed in the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Detroit, Michigan and then performed at Word Stock Literary Festival Invitational Slam in Portland, Oregon where the Portland Times called her “intuitively brilliant.” She was voted Best Subject of the Night and returned in 2010 for an encore performance. In 2011, Jodie collaborated with 13 of the nations top West Coast poets on ‘The World Before and After’ C.D by Fiergn Records.
Jodie is a past Washington Poets Association board member and an alumnus of the Freehold Theatre Studio labs where she studied acting for 6 years. She volunteered with Freehold’s Engaged Theatre Project bringing theatre to underprivileged communities and co- facilitated at Women’s Prison in Purdy for three years. She’s performed in numerous Seattle theatre productions including Antigone, Veronika Falling, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and The Crucible. She has also performed in award-winning independent films Rent’s Due and Black Out.
When not on stage, Jodie is a hairstylist and makeup artist working alongside photographers, directors and film makers in and around the Seattle area. In 2010, she opened Satori Studio 12 her boutique salon. In 2012 she pursued certification with The Creative Coaching Associations and is working with several clients. She has also been a part of Gay City Health’s annual series Sex, Speed and Sanity, to raise awareness to those struggling with addiction and in recovery.

The Grape Choice
is located in Downtown Kirkland
on the waterfront
(off of Central/85th)
9 Lakeshore Plaza
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: 425-827-7551

From 405 Take 85th Ave –Kirkland Exit
continue West toward Lake Washington
(street name changes to Central)
after a little over a mile, be in your left lane
Keep going till you are at Stop Sign
at stop sign make a left.
On your Left you’ll see Lakeshore Plaza
and parking ($1 per hour in the lot) and on
your right you’ll see the park and Lake WA
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 — West Seattle
7 to 9 p.m.

Featured Readers:
Christopher J. Jarmick
&
Athena Nation

Plus open mic for
poetry and short-storytelling.

FREE

5612 California in West Seattle
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COMING SOON

APRIL 18TH –EDMONDS

EDMONDS Bookshop

6:30 p.m.

Poetry: Christopher J. Jarmick,
Douglas Schuder, Richard
Wakefield, Bethany Reid and
David D. Horowitz,

Edmonds Bookshop,
111 Fifth Avenue South, Edmonds
Telephone: 425-775-2789
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Wednesday, June 5th — Duval

6:30 – open mic
7:00 — feature
Christopher J. Jarmick

7:30 more open mic

at the
Duvall Visitor and Centennial Center
15619 Main Street NE •
Duvall, WA 98019 c

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Saturday June 8th — Vaugn, WA.

Words & Music (Key Peninsula)
Jerry Libstaff presents

Music: John Batdorf and Terry Holder

Words: Christopher J. Jarmick

Reservations/Directions
info@watermarkwriters.com
or call 253-778-6559.

The program includes
hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
Meet and share with powerful
entertainers in a beautiful setting
surrounded by nature.
Funding supports the entertainers
. Additional donations provide for our
Young Writers’ Program.
Watermark Writers is a 501(c) 3
Non Profit corporation.

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From Connie Walle
Friday, March 8th 7 p.m. –Tacoma
DISTINGUISHED WRITER SERIES
Jan 11, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Kings Bookstore (218 St. Helens)

Featured Poet John Milkeriet
plus Open Mic

John Milkereit, reading in 2013 is currently employed as a rotating equipment engineer. Pudding House Press published two of his chapbooks in 2010, and Paying Admissions was a Finalist-of-Note their chapbook competition in 2009. He lives in a big yellow house in Houston, Texas with his children, which are: a collage of fake fish and an African violet named Violet.

The event occurs monthly the second Friday of every month at King’s Books. Sponsored by the Puget Sound Poetry Connection and the Tacoma Arts Commission.

Apr. 12th Elizabeth Austink
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March 20th, 2013 7:00 p.m. –Woodinville

Michael Schein is February’s featured Poet
at

PoetsWest @ The Creekside
a premier venue for regional poets and guests
Readings at 7:00pm the Third Wednesday of
each month.

The Creekside
18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
[Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE]

Featuring one or two poets (and YOU at the open mic)!

Your hosts: Clark Crouch, 425-440-9786, and Virginia Cook, 425-286-1169

MC: Terry Busch
Venue and refreshments courtesy of The Creekside
[A Merrill Gardens Retirement Community]

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From OPN –Olympia
Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Derek Scheffield Featured

Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 5th and Water St.
, Olympia WA
The Olympic Poetry Network features
Peter Ludwin.

Contact Cynthia Pratt
cynthiajopratt@comcast.net.
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Thursday, March 21 –Redmond, WA

Cathy Ross and Nan Harty

March 21,
at 7:30 pm

Soulfood Books, 15748 Redmond Way,
Redmond WA

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Saturday March 23 6:00 p.m.– Kirkland

A Special Event
Words & Wine @ Grape Choice #3

Features:
(alphabetically)
Jim Bertolino
Anita Boyle
Matthew Brouwer
Jodi Knowles

Spotlight Readers:
Peggy Barnett
Mary Crane
David D. Horowitz
Roy Seitz

Hosted by Christopher J. Jarmick

Gather 6:00 p.m.
Reading 6:30- 9 p.m.

The Grape Choice
is located in Downtown Kirkland
on the waterfront
(off of Central/85th)
9 Lakeshore Plaza
Kirkland, WA 98033
Map –
Phone: 425-827-7551

From 405 Take 85th Ave –Kirkland Exit
continue West toward Lake
(street name changes to Central)
after a little over a mile, be in your left lane
Keep going till you are at Stop Sign
at stop sign make a left.
On your Left you’ll see Lakeshore Plaza
and parking ($1 per hour in the lot) and on
your right you’ll see the park and Lake WA
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Friday, March 29 — Redmond
7 p.m.

RASP READING

Don Kentop
plus Open Mic

Don Kentop’s diverse poetry has appeared in Mute Note Earthward, Tattoos On Cedar, Cascade, the 2004 Jack Straw Anthology, Chrysanthemum, Many Trails To The Summit, and Limbs of the Pine, Peaks of the Ridge, as well as the last three issues of Drash. He was a Seattle Poet Populist finalist in 2005 and in 2008 was selected as a finalist for Garrison Keillor’s Bed of Roses Sonnet Contest. In 2004, Rose Alley Press published his chapbook, On Paper Wings. Don has poems pending publication in Changing Times. For the past five years he has curated a popular reading at the Fremont Public Library for the Washington Poets Association, and is currently working on a documentary poem of the 1911 Triangle Factory fire.

Friday, February 22 at 7 pm
Old Redmond Schoolhouse
Community Center, Room #206,
16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA
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