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March FOURTH with Readings Readings and More Readings. . .

March 4, 2015

March Weather may not have roared in like a lion, but lots of readings and poets are making

beautiful noises worth paying attention too.   We’re full to bursting with interesting stuff going on out there!

(R.I.P. Phillip Levine)

“I believed even then that if I could transform my experience into poetry
I would give it the value and dignity it did not begin to possess on its
own. I thought too that if I could write about it I could come to understand it;
I believed that if I could understand my life—or at least the part my work
played in it—I could embrace it with some degree of joy, an element
conspicuously missing from my life.”

― Philip Levine

 

TONIGHT ONLY!  March 4th, 2015  7 p.m  Duvall, WA

Matthew Brouwer  Features at Duvall Poetry Night!

7 p.m  Doors open 6:30,  Open mic at 7 p.m  Feature at 7:30  followed by

more open mic.

Matthew Brouwer is a performance poet and teaching artist residing

in Bellingham, WA. His work bridges the worlds of spoken word and

literary poetry to create a style that can be both evocative and subtle,

enlivening and profound. He has performed throughout the west and

been featured in regional literary, performance, and visual arts showcases

such as Cirque, Phrasings, and Strands. Matthew leads workshops and

retreats for teens and adults, coordinates the Whatcom Juvenile Justice

Creative Writing Project , and has facilitated Kintsugi: a writing circle for

people suffering chronic medical conditions. He is the author of five poetry

chapbooks: Cannonball Island, Men Who Walk with Canes, and The Gospel

According to Matthew (Parts I, II & III). Matthew Brouwer’s website is

matthewbrouwerpoet.com.

 

Duvall Poetry meets once a month on first Wednesdays.

Doors open at 6:30.

Open mic starts at 7; featured reader at 7:30. Duvall Library is an

all-ages venue. Bring your poetry, prose or even song, along with a

friend to hear you at the mic!

Emcee: Michael Schein

April 1-  Michael Dylan Welch   May 6- Raul Sanchez

Duvall Public Library is located at

15508 Main Street NE  •

Duvall, WA 98019

Readings brought to you by the

Duvall Poetry Group and the

Duvall Cultural Commission

 Website IS HERE:

duvallpoetry.weebly.com

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Tonight Only  March 4th  7 p.m.  Auburn WA.

And there’s a reader UPDATE!!!!

Poetry at the Station Bistro!
presents:
Cindy Hutchings  & Michael Smeltzer

Wednesday  March 4th  – 7 pm
Open Mic.  FREE

110 2nd Street # 125 Auburn, WA 98003
http://www.auburnstationbistro.com
(every first Wednesday of the month at the
Station Bistro!) extra special thanks to:
The Station Bistro, The City of Auburn,
The Auburn Arts Commission

NOTE: Morgan Sagdahl has had to cancel due to a last minute change
of schedule, her boss gave her the choice of going to the Bistro or
keeping her job, and she chose her job…But! we will invite her again on
another first Wednesday! I hope everyone else can make it though, and
come early and enjoy a fantastic dinner too!

Cindy Hutchings
Cindy is a member of both North West Renaissance poets and Striped

Water (she posts all the cool links about poetry related news on our

facebook page). Her day job and her sportsfan’s zeal take her to Seattle,

working for the Seattle FD and cheering on her beloved Seahawks. Cindy

writes passionately about current events and social causes, locally and

world-wide, as well as finding inspiration in the outdoors. Cindy’s first

book is due out this fall from Moonpath

Press, with photos by James Rogers.

Michael Schmeltzer
Michael earned an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop. His honors

include numerous Pushcart Prize nominations, the Gulf Stream Award

for Poetry, and the Blue Earth Review’s Flash Fiction Prize. He has been

a finalist for the Four Way Books Intro and Levis Prizes, Zone 3 Press First

Book Prize, as well as the OSUPress/The Journal Award in Poetry. He helps

edit A River & Sound Review and has been published in PANK, Rattle, Oyez

Review, Natural Bridge, and Mid-American Review, among others. 

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My Poetry on Buses Poem with audio is
here (Featured Poem of the Week-Feb. 9)

 

Congrats to all the featured ‘bus poets’
whose work appears on bus stops, on
special rapid ride buses and/or the website
throughout 2015.
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Next Wednesday  March 11  7 p.m. Kirkland
2nd Wednesday Take a Poem From Your Heart Reading
at Park Place Books—Kirkland, WA
Wednesday  February 11, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  FREE

 

Our Featured Poets are:
Priscilla Long
and
Mary Eliza Crane

 

Plus  OPEN MIC !!!

 

 Priscilla Long is a
Seattle-based author and teacher of writing.She grew up on a dairy farm

on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her book of poems, Crossing Over, is

forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press. Her other books are

The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life

and  Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America’s Bloody Coal

Industry. Her shorter works include science, poetry, creative nonfiction,

and fiction, and her column, Science Frictions, appeared on the website of

The American Scholar for 92 weeks (2011-2013). Her work has appeared in

The Tampa Review, Smithsonian, The Gettysburg Review, The Chariton

Review, Women’s Review of Books, Cold Mountain Review, Post Road, Raven

Chronicles, The Cincinnati Review, The Southern Review, The Sow’s Ear

Poetry Review, New Orphic Review, Web Conjunctions, Alaska Quarterly

Review, Stringtown, Fourth Genre, Passages North,Bosque, and elsewhere.

Her awards include a National Magazine Award, and she has been a fellow

at Hedgebrook, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and Jack Straw Productions.

Her MFA is from the University of Washington. She serves as Founding and

Consulting Editor of

the online encyclopedia
of Washington state history
.
For more information please visit Priscilla’s websites:
http://www.PriscillaLong.com and
PriscillaLong.org.

 

Mary Eliza Crane is a native of New England  who migrated to the Pacific
Northwest, and settled in the Cascade foothills many years ago. Writing poetry
since age fourteen,  Mary belongs to the poetry of Duvall. Passionately in
love with the natural world, her voice lives in the understory and fog of  the
Snoqualmie River, a fusion of the natural, personal, and political world.
A regular  feature at poetry venues in the Puget Sound  region, she has read
her poetry from Woodstock to LA, including a feature at a Graham Nash
concert in 2012.  Mary has two volumes of poetry What I Can Hold In My Hands
(Gazoobi Tales Publishing, 2009) and At First Light (Gazoobi Tales Publishing
2011). Her work has also appeared in Raven Chronicles, The Cartier Street
Review, Quill and Parchment, The Far Field, and several anthologies. Mary’s
third book is currently in process.

 

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.

This poetry reading series began
in 2007.

 

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

 

April 8th –  David Horowitz has a new book and is our featured good poet.
The rest of the evening is devoted to our annual Baaad Poetry celebratiion.
We’ll share bad poetry by good poets, celebrities and some will share worst
poems on the open mic!

Free

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March 4th  7 p.m. Seattle
Hugo House reading notice!

Three Poets, One Night, New Releases –
Hugo House, March 4, 7 p.m.

Come hear John Burgess, Jed Myers, and Stephen Roxborough read from
their new works of poetry.

Three Northwest poets take over the Cabaret at Hugo House for a night filled
with book releases, slide shows, new work, and music.

It could well be the last time they’ll read
at Hugo House, which is scheduled for
redevelopment in 2016. Of course, the
cash bar will be open!

March 4th
Hugo House is on Capitol Hill at
1634 11th Ave.
Limited Parking available behind
the House.

About the poets

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.
Ravenna Press publishes his poetry: Punk Poems (2005), A History of
Guns in the Family (2008), Graffito (2011), and “by Land…” (2015).
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 coconspirator with the
Band of Poets.

Jed Myers is a Philadelphian who’s lived in Seattle more than half his life
now. Two of his poetry collections, The Nameless (Finishing Line Press)
and Watching the Perseids (winner of the 2013 Sacramento Poetry Center
Book Award), are 2014 publications. Recent recognitions include
Southern Indiana Review’s Mary C. Mohr Editors’ Award, the Literal Latte
Poetry Award, and a Pushcart Prize nomination. His poems have
appeared or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Nimrod
International Journal, JAMA, Fugue, Atlanta Review, I-70 Review, Painted
Bride Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, Blast Furnace, Crab Creek
Review, Temenos, About Place Journal, and elsewhere. He works
as a psychiatrist with a therapy practice and teaches at the
University of Washington. He also hosts the long-running poetry-and
-music open-mic cabaret NorthEndForum in Seattle’s
Ravenna neighborhood, and he explores weaving music and poetry
together in the improvisational ensemble Band of Poets.

Stephen Roxborough is the author of making love in the war zone,
impeach yourself!, blurst, son of blurst, spiritual demons, the little book of
luminosity, this wonderful perpetual beautiful, and, open heart sutra
surgery. Editor and Creative Director for NeoPoiesis Press, he is currently
working on multiple books about impermanence, as well as poems he
discovered while on a recent writing retreat in New York City.
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March 7 2015   2 to 5 p.m.  Seattle
From Joan Rabinowitz

Hi there, just a quick reminder about our
artist event on March 7th. I hope to see
you there!

Jack Straw Artist Showcase
An afternoon of music and readings
from Jack Straw Artists

Saturday, March 7, 2-5pm
Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
$5-$20 suggested donation

Please join us in the studios and
gallery at Jack Straw Cultural Center
for a  wide-ranging  afternoon of
performance, including music from
Jack Straw artists Tom Varner,
Alchymeia, John Teske, Michael
Owcharuk, Dunava, Bryan Smith,

and Randal Bays; and readings from
Jack Straw Writers Program alumni
Daemond Arrindell, Kate Carroll
de Gutes, Claudia Castro Luna,
Larry Crist, John Mullen, Raul
Sanchez, Anastacia Tolbert,
Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, and
Kristen Millares Young.

Bring the family! A Jack Straw
engineer and teaching artist will be
in Studio 2 welcoming anyone who
wants to come in and record their
own story or song; you can also
listen to some of the many
wonderful school projects we’ve
produced over the years.

Come visit us at Jack Straw and
steep yourself in words and
music from our vibrant
community of artists while you
enjoy some refreshments and
chat with Jack Straw staff and
board members.

See you at Jack Straw
on March 7th!
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MARCH 7TH  WORDS AND MUSIC
in Vaughn Wa.

John Gorka (music);  Tim Sherry (poet)
(at Jerry Libstaff’s on the Key
Peninsula; details listed below)

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“The miracle is this – the more we
share, the more we have.”

― Leonard Nimoy

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MARCH 8TH   5 p.m.  LIT CRAWL Seattle
Rainier Valley Lit Crawl 
Sunday March 8th
Begins at 5 p.m.     FREE

Two neighborhoods. Four venues.
Fourteen writers. One night. Come to this free reading of epic proportions in a busy
corner of Southeast Seattle.

Event is free.

Each venue will have food and drink available for purchase.

Featuring:
5 p.m. at Union BAR .
5609 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA
(Hillman City)

Anthony Warnke lives in Seattle and teaches writing at Green River
Community College. His poetry has appeared in Sentence, The Prose
Poem Project, DMQ Review, and Burning Word.

Jeremy Springsteed is a shadow of glutenous literary endeavors,
spending much of his time making coffee work for many mouths in
Seattle. He’s thinking about moving to tea in the near future.

Fredda Jaffe propagates dandelions and conjugates verbs in West Seattle
and has been sighted with a pair of binoculars in Columbia City. One of
her poems travels daily through Bellevue with Metro’s Poetry on Buses.

Chris Crew teaches 8th grade humanities in Kent and meets his son
on the other side of Columbia City’s puddles. His poetry can be found in the
The Marlborough Review, The Sycamore Review, and Natural Bridge,
and on the back of select grocery lists.

6 p.m.  at Afrikando Banadir
5212 Rainier Ave S., Seattle, WA
(Hillman City)

Raul Sanchez is a translator currently working on the Spanish version of his
inaugural collection “All Our Brown Skinned Angels” nominated for the
2013 Washington State Book Award in Poetry. He was one of the twelve
2014 Jack Straw Writers, as well as one of the mentors and judges for the
2014 Poetry on Buses Project. Last October, he participated in the TEDx
Salon event in Yakima titled: “How creativity heals” available on U-tube.

Larry Crist lives in Seattle and is originally from California, specifically
Humboldt County. He has also lived in Chicago, Houston, London, and
Philadelphia where he attended Temple U receiving an MFA in theatre.
He’s been widely published. Undertow Overtures is Larry’s first poetry
collection, published by ATOM and available through Amazon and select
NW bookstores. Larry was pleased to have been included in The Jack
Straw Writer’s Program in 2013 and has received three Pushcart
nominations.

Kristen Young is a writer and journalist whose work has been
featured by the Guardian, the New York Times, KUOW 94.9-FM, City Arts
Magazine, Pacifica Literary Review the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the
Miami Herald and TIME Magazine.Hailed by The Stranger as one of the
“fresh new faces in Seattle fiction,” she was a 2014 Jack Straw Writing
Fellow.

Jeanne Morel is a poet who has taught in factories, hospitals,
community colleges, arts organizations, retirement centers,
and prisons. Her chapbook, That Crossing Is Not Automatic, was
published by Tarpaulin Sky, and one of her very short attempts at
fiction was nominated for a Pushcart.

7 p.m. at Flying Lion Brewing
5041 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA
(Columbia City)

Greg Jensen‘s poems have appeared in “december”, “Fugue”, “Bodega”, and
“Crab Creek Review”. In addition to being a poet, he is a dad, husband,
avid bicyclist, and yoga enthusiast who works for a non-profit serving homeless
adults in Pioneer Square. He is currently enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing
program at Pacific University.

Molly Mac as birdfishMAYBElady.mobi, a Siren-(feminist?) agent, early mid-30s,
living amidst Seattle condo explosion 2015 and anxiously passing the peak of
her Amazon(mom)Prime. Molly Mac is a video artist, performer and writer
living in Seattle.

8 p.m. at Lotties Lounge 
4900 Rainier Ave S.
(Columbia City Neighborhood)

Graham Isaac is a writer from and living in Seattle. He co-organizes
the “Claustrophobia” reading series and is the author of “Filthy Jerry
Guide to Parking Lots” on Babel/Salvage press.

Laura Shoemaker‘s recent poems are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest
and through 4Culture and King County Metro’s Poetry on Buses project. She
is also the Development Director at Hugo House, a place for writers.

Hillman City’s Paul Nelson is a poet, interviewer, and essayist. He
founded Seattle Poetics LAB & the Cascadia Poetry Festival & wrote
A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by
The Stranger.)

Barbara Erwine is a writer, mother, architect, Buddhist, sustainability nerd
and wanderer on this planet (the order of identity varies from hour to
hour). Her writing strives to capture the shared beauty, pain and humor
of simple life moments.

Hosted by Raanan David
and Greg Bem.

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March 13th, Friday 7:oo p.m. TACOMA
From Connie Walle

Puget Sound Poetry Connection presents
Distinguished Writers Series at
Kings Bookstore

Feature for March: Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson founded SPLAB and
the Cascadia Poetry Festival,
published: Organic Poetry (essays),
a serial poem re-enacting history,
A Time Before Slaughter and
Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence
of Energies. He was awarded a
residency at The Lake, by the
Morris Graves Foundation in
Loleta, CA., & the 2014 Robin
Blaser Award.

American Sentences by Paul Nelson:
3.27.14 – The former Vietnam sniper’s not interested in Trigger Warnings.
4.3.14 – Nothing says Seattle like a cross-dressing bank robber shot by cops.
4.6.14 – Search for weeks for landslide victims only to find and re-bury them.
4.8.14 – Took my smart phone in my dumb car to photograph dumb guys
tip smart cars.
4.9.14 – Poor Christians who teach Easter eggs are “playing with
Lucifer’s testicles.”
5.2.14 – Once eliminated from the beer slam, Dan puts on his socks
& shoes.
4.28.14 – I call Ma to tell Pop to hang up, our cellphone connection
was lost.
5.3.14 – Collis at Cascadia: “Capitalism is a doomsday device.”
5.8.14 – A sense of accomplishment passing the vehicle emissions test.
5.11.14 – Just to take the shine off Ma one last time, my Dad dies on
Mother’s day.

King’s Books,
218 St. Helens Avenue,
Tacoma, WA
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Wed. March 18th 6:30 p.m. Olympia

Olympia Poetry Network’s March event

 Liz St Louis is the featured reader for
Olympia Poetry Network’s third
Wednesday Poetry Series on March 18.

The reading takes places at
Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave. SW
in downtown Olympia
from 6:30- 8 p.m.
FREE

St Louis was born and educated in London England.  She was a Family
Medicine doc for several decades and is now a part time Medical
Consultant. She has been writing poetry since her teens, but only
“came out of the poetry closet” in 2000.  She has published three
chapbooks including Luminaria.

An Open Mic will precede
her reading.
The event is free.

For more
information call 360-701-2030

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Fri. 3 27 15  7p.m.   REDMOND, WA

Friday, March 27at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Features: James Bertolino and
Anita K. Boyle

Old Redmond Schoolhouse
Community Center
16600 NE 80th St, Redmond,
Washington 98052

FREE

Please join us! Come early to sign
up for open mic.

About the featured readers:

James Bertolino taught literature and creative writing for 36 years at schools
ranging from Washington State University to Cornell University. He
spent 14 years at Western Washington University and retired from Willamette
University as Writer-in-Residence in 2006. He has received a number of
national awards for his poetry, and his 12 volumes include Ravenous Bliss:
New and Selected Love Poems, MoonPath Press, 2014. Bertolino has
served as an editor for Abraxas, Epoch, Cincinnati Poetry Review, and
Stone-Marrow Press. He lives with his wife, artist and poet Anita Boyle, on
five acres near Bellingham, Washington. His website is here!

Anita K. Boyle is a poet, artist, and graphic designer, and the author of
three books of poetry: The Drenched, What the Alder Told Me, and Bamboo
Equals Loon. She recently received a Poet Publisher Peace Award from the
World Peace Poets. Anita lives near an inspiring pond outside Bellingham,
Washington with her husband, the poet James Bertolino.
Her website is here!
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VARIOUS Dates, Times Locations

From our Washington State Poet
Laureate  Elizabeth Austen

(Note from Chris J:  Some links were
provided in original email from E.A.
but they don’t duplicate when copied
so you’ll have to look up addresses
of events listed-google them
easy to do).

Elizabeth writes:

Here it is March already, and nearly
time to “spring forward.” It’s also
year two of my term, and I’ve now
been to 25 of our 39 counties, and
learned the correct pronunciation
of “Wahkiakum” and “Pend Oreille.”
I wanted to let you know I have
several readings this month right
here in Seattle, or very nearby, with
wonderful poets including Diane
Raptosh, the Idaho Writer in
Residence (the term our neighbors
to the east use instead of
“poet laureate”).  Please share this
information with folks you think
would be interested, and I’d love
to see you at one of these events.

March 4: Poetry Northwest reading
at Phinney Books, 7:30p.
With Suzanne Bottelli, Jessica Gigot,
Laura Shoemaker and Kary Wayson.

March 14: Reading with Diane Raptosh,
Idaho Writer-in-Residence, at
Elliott Bay Books. 7p.

March 18: WordsWest Reading Series at
C&P Coffee, West Seattle.
“Saint and Sinner: Pleasures of the Poet”
reading with Michelle Peñaloza, 7p.
I’ll also give a brief talk on performance,
and Michelle will talk about collaboration.

March 21: Reading with Tim Kelly
at Orca Books, Olympia, 7p.

March 23: “Poetry for All” generative
writing workshop, Burlington Public
Library, 3 to 5p.

Also, so many events this month
(is it my imagination, or does
National Poetry Month start in March
now?). Here are a few I particularly
recommend:

March 7: Jack Straw artist showcase,
2p to 5p – this party includes a stellar
line-up of writers and musicians, as well
as an opportunity for people of all ages
to record their own story or song.

March 19: Jane Hirshfield returns to
Elliott Bay Books with two new books –
one, a collection of poems, The Beauty,
and the other a new book of essays,
Ten Windows: How Great Poems
Transform the World, 7p.
(I was lucky enough to read advance
copies, and highly recommend them both.)

March 20: Lament for the Makers,
7p. Ten local poets read from the work
of 10 poets who died in the past year.
(Lots of intriguing classes at
Hugo House too.)

March 20 and 21: Claudia Rankine is
among the speakers at this year’s
Citizen University Conference. I am
heartbroken that I’ll miss it – if you go,
and hear her, please let me know.

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3-7-15 AND beyond   Vaughn WA

From Jerry Libstaff
Words and Music Current Season begins
on March 7th 2015

Melding  Authors, Poets, Singer/Songwriters and Artists
from around the country in an intimate waterfront setting.

The programs include 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
Young Writers.

Watermark Writers is a 501(c)
3 Non Profit corporation.

We’re nearly sold out!  (March 7th)

We have limited seating still available. Please call
253-778-6559 to reserve your place.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime
program with John Gorka and
Tim Sherry on the waterfront.

John Gorka, March 7
Words and Music presents the wonderful talents of John Gorka.
With 11 critically acclaimed albums, a collector’s edition box featuring
a hi-definition DVD and companion CD called The Gypsy Life, and a
collection of his greatest hits titled Pure John Gorka from Windham
Hill Records, John has landed on the Billboard Folk Charts multiple
times and is noted to be one of the most played singers on folk
radio. His new studio album, Bright Side of Down is his first
release in over four years. John is widely regarded as one
of contemporary folk music’s leading talents and this
album’s 12 songs are beautifully produced and sequenced from
beginning to end.

What ever you do, don’t miss this unique opportunity to see and
hear John Gorka on the waterfront in Vaughn.

This special event has a $25 per
seat donation

Words by Tim Sherry   Tim was a public high school
teacher, a coach and a high school principal. Throughout his career
poetry was always there but kept private because athletes, coaches,
principals and Scandinavian Lutherans don’t usually do that
sort of thing. With a BA and an MA in English, Tim has lived most of his
life in Tacoma where long walks quiet days, friends, family, travels,
faith and his wife, Marcia, are the inspiration for his reflections about life.
In the past ten years, with the support and encouragement of many
Northwest writers, he finally shared his poetry. Tim has been published
in Crab Creek Review, The Raven Chronicles, Seminary Ridge Review,
Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place, Floating Bridge Review, and others.
A Pushcart nominee and an Artsmith Artist Resident on Orcas
Island, Tim’s most recent poem “Of Fires” was a finalist for the Rash
Award in Poetry and published in The Broad River Review. His first
full-length collection, One of Seven Billion has been critically acclaimed.

Join us for a wonderful evening with
Tim Sherry and John Gorka.

Upcoming  Events
4/25  Beth Wood with Matthew Brower
6/5 Ari Hest with Carl Palmer
July -Holley McCreary
August – Rodney Branigan
9/19 – Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer
10/3  – Melissa Greener

Jerry Libstaff
Watermark Writers

To find out more email us at
info@watermarkwriters.com
or call  253-778-6559.
Sincerely,
Jerry Libstaff

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Congratulations AGAIN to John Burgess
on the publication of his 4th collection of
poetry (from Ravenna Press) “by Land . . .”
riffs on the Journals of Lewis and Clark.

He has several reading events scheduled:
(above is the March 4th Hugo House
reading With Jed and Rox)

FROM John:

I first intersected with the Lewis & Clark Trail in 1978 when working as the third
man on a three-man survey crew in the  Gallatin Valley of Montana. Since
starting at Three Forks, I’ve explored major sites along the trail from St. Louis
to Fort Mandan, from Fort Clatsop to Lolo Pass.  “by Land…”, my fourth collection of
poetry from Ravenna Press, The book is a collage of poems, assemblages,
and drawings inspired by my westward journey, visits to the sites along the
historical trail, and the Journals as a source for text and maps.

For a preview of some of the poems
and drawings found in the collection,
check out Tumblr where I give
background and insights on selected
work. Read Shotgun & Shovel blog here:

“by Land…” (136 pp. $10) will be available at  readings in March
(see listing below). It’s also available online  from Ravenna
Press at http://ravennapress.com/books/.

It would be great to see you at a reading! At some I’ll present a
slide show of maps, drawings and travel photographs during
the reading.

“by Land…” Lecture Series

Hugo House book release (the public party), Wed. March 4,
7:00 p.m. at Hugo House with Jed Myers (The Nameless and
Watching the Perseids) and Stephen Roxborough (Open
Heart Sutra Surgery). SEE ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS
Hugo House is on Capitol Hill
at 1634 11th Ave.

Beacon Bards, Wed. March 11, 7:00 p.m. at The Station Coffee
Shop (2533 16th Ave. S).
I’ll be opening for Raul Sanchez for an evening of poetry on
Seattle’ Beacon Hill. Thanks for Billie and Martha for the chance to check
out the scene. They live here.

PoetsWest, Sat. March 14, 4 p.m.
at Green Lake Branch Seattle Public
Library, 7364 E Greenlake
Dr. N, Seattle. I’ll be reading with
Larry Crist and Joanie Stangeland.
Open mic, too.

PoetsWest, Wed. March 18, 7:00 p.m.
at The Creekside, 18200
Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE
Open mic.
Hosted by Clark Crouch.
Emceed by Terry Busch.

Everett Poetry Night, Thurs. March 26,
7:00 p.m.at Café Zippy
(2811 Wetmore Ave. in Everett).
Thanks to Duane Kirby Jensen
for inviting me up
again.

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