Archive for October, 2014


BOO! NorthWest Poetry is Everything Update October 27th Edition!

October 26, 2014

“If it ain’t a pleasure, it ain’t a poem.”
William Carlos Williams

Special FREE EVENT at Moore Theater Monday Nov 10th

The Moore Theatre
1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98107

Come launch our year-long, County-wide celebration of local voices. We’ll celebrate the roll out of RapidRide Poetry Buses, the launch of the online program, and the 365 local poets who are co-creating this project.

Join the celebration of poetry and music featuring:
Readings by 36 local poets in English, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese
Live music by Love City Love
Special appearances by Seattle Fandango Project, Marianna and Youth Speaks Seattle
The premiere of the Writing Home Collection – all 365 poems!

This event is FREE & ALL AGES

6.30 PM Doors, 7.30 PM Show
Special thanks to our event sponsors Seattle Theater Group, KUOW 94.9, and The Stranger.

Poetry on Buses Website
Nov. 12 – Kirkland Wa.

PARK PLACE Books November 12, 2014
7 to 8:30 p.m.
2nd Wednesday Take a Poem From Your Heart Reading (now in its 8th year)

Featured Poets:
Denis Caswell &
David Jones feature!

Open Mic
Park Place Books Website
348 Parkplace Center, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 828-6546

“Cheap little rhymes
A cheap little tune
Are sometimes as dangerous
As a sliver of the moon.”
Langston Hughes
Nov. 1 Special Event North Seattle

From John Burgess
We’re hosting a book release party for Jed at our place!

Come on over to our house (9716 Fremont Ave N.) on Nov. 1 to celebrate our friend Jed Myers‘ not one but two new poetry collections!

His Watching the Perseids is fresh out from Sacramento Poetry Center Press. And his The Nameless has just arrived from Finishing Line Press.

He’s thinking about having some music as well as readings from both books, which will also be for sale (of course!).

We’re gathering on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Come on over!

Thanks! –jb
Nov 5th Auburn WA

From Brendan McBreen

Poetry at the Station Bistro!

Wednesday, November 5
7 pm


Kevin Miller
Tim Sherry

and of course our Open Mic!

The Station Bistro
is located at 110 2nd St SW #125, Auburn, WA 98001

come early have dinner
stay for poetry and desert!

Kevin Miller lives in Tacoma, Washington. He has worked in the public schools of Washington State for many years, teaching in public schools in Blaine, Gig Harbor, and Olympia, Washington. In 1990-91 he was a Fulbright Exchange teacher at Grenå Handelsskole, Grenå, Denmark. Pleasure Boat Studio published his most recent poetry collection, Home & Away: The Old Town Poems, in 2008. Blue Begonia Press, Yakima, Washington, published Miller’s first two collections, Light That Whispers Morning (winner of the 1994 Bumbershoot/Weyerhaeuser Publication Award), and Everywhere Was Far. Other poems have appeared in Crab Creek Review, San Pedro River Review, and Massachusetts Review.

Tim Sherry has been a public high school teacher and coach, a high school principal, volunteered over the years in church and community activities, and is a grandfather. And always there was poetry kept private because athletes and coaches and principals and Scandinavian Lutherans don’t usually do that sort of thing. He earned a B.A. in English from Pacific Lutheran University and an M.A. in English from The University of Chicago and has had poems published in Crab Creek Review, The Raven Chronicles, Seminary Ridge Review, Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place, Floating Bridge Review, and others. He has been a Pushcart nominee, and in 2010 was an Artsmith Artist Resident on Orcas Island. His poem “Of Fires” was a finalist for the Rash Award in Poetry and published in The Broad River Review. One of Seven Billion from Moonpath Press is his first full-length collection.

Considerable thanks to:

The Station Bistro

The City of Auburn

The Auburn Arts Commission

Striped Water Poets

NorthWest Renaissance

and thank you to our wonderful audience and our fantastic open mic participants!

Striped Water Poets
Nov 5th Duvall WA.

Wednesday, November 5 at 7 p.m.
Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry features
Holly Hughes.
Open mic signup.


Duvall Poetry Website



Nov. 6th, 14th & 18th – – Seatlle

From David D. Horowitz

NOVEMBER 6, 2014
LUSCIOUS LYRICS: A Smorgas-bard of Reading about Food
Poetry & Prose: Nancy Dahlberg, Kristen McHenry, Martha Silano, Joannie Stangeland, & David D. Horowitz
7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 6, 2014
Room 202, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle (Wallingford)

NOVEMBER 14, 2014
WORK ON WORK: Poems and Stories about Work
Christine Clarke, Larry Crist, Christopher Jarmick, Donald Kentop, Ewan Magie, Dobbie Norris, Michael Spence, & Carolyne Wright
7:00 p.m., Friday, November 14, 2014
Room 202, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle (Wallingford)

NOVEMBER 18, 2014
BOW-MOO-MEOW: Poems and Stories about Animals
Jennifer Bullis, Rick Clark, J. Glenn Evans, Brendan McBreen, Bethany Reid, & David D. Horowitz
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Room 202, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle (Wallingford)

E-mail: David,
“Some people react physically to the magic of poetry, to the moments, that is, of authentic revelation, of the communication, the sharing, at its highest level…A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.”
Dylan Thomas
Nov. 8th Seattle

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library,
7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

Reader’s Choice features
Joanne Clarkson, Kay Mullen, Griffith Williams.
Hosted by Art Gomez.
November 12th Seattle

Beacon Bards Reading at
Beacon Arts
2336 15th Ave S,
Seattle, Washington 98144

Janée Baugher and M. Anne Sweet.

Bring a poem to share. Event is free.
Coffee, tea and wine are available for purchase.
Nov 14  – –  Tacoma WA

Friday, Nov. 14th 7:00 p.m.
Kings Bookstore (218 St. Helens, Tacoma)

Feature for November:
Allen Braden
Also Open Mic.
November 19th – – West Seattle

WordsWest Literary Series Presents

“Pie and Plenty with Kate Lebo & Molly Wizenberg”

Wed., Nov. 19, 2014, 7pm, C & P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave. SW

All proceeds from sales of the evening’s donated pie (Kate) and chocolate-chip cookies with gray salt (Molly) will go to West Seattle Food Bank

Kate Lebo‘s poems and prose have appeared in New England Review, Best New Poets, Rumpus, Gastronomica, Willow Springs, and Poetry Northwest, and she’s the author of two books about the folk art of pie-making, A Commonplace Book of Pie and Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour, and Butter.

Molly Wizenberg is a Seattle-based writer, photographer, and co-owner of two restaurants, Delancey and Essex. She is the voice behind the award-winning blog Orangette and the author of two New York Times bestsellers, A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, and Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage. When she’s not busy with that stuff, she’s hanging out with her husband Brandon, daughter June, and two dogs named Jack and Alice.

Favorite Poem by Delridge Grocery: A Community Co-Op

Starting in 2015, the Delridge Grocery Co-op will provide a full range of grocery items with an emphasis on local, organic, and sustainably-grown, minimally-processed foods, to be located at the retail location at 5444 Delridge Way, SW. Delridge Grocery gives priority in purchasing to items produced sustainably and locally. Through the low-overhead cooperative model, the store will offer competitive, affordable pricing.

December 2014 – WordsWest rests (no programming). Happy Holidays!

January 21, 2015 – Novelist Erica Bauermeister and writer/arts instigator Frances McCue plunge into the hopeful, fearful, and disappointing realm of New Year’s resolutions.

February 18, 2015 – Humorist/erotica author Jennifer D. Monroe and poet/writer Sarah Steinke delve into breathing, laughing, and what makes the mind, body, and spirit tremble.

March 18, 2015 – Washington Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen and award-winning, KUOW radio journalist Arwen Nicks explore the stories that captivate us.

April 15, 2015 – For National Poetry Month, poets Kelli Russell Agodon and January Gill O’Neil will paint literary pictures so sublime you’ll make sure to finish your taxes early to be there!