November – NorthWest PoetryNovember 4, 2015
“You should always be trying to write a poem
you are unable to write, a poem you lack the
technique, the language, the courage to achieve.
Otherwise you’re merely imitating yourself, going nowhere, because
that’s always easiest.”
― John Berryman
Auburn has found a new venue for
their poetry night on the FIRST Mondays of the month.
It began on November 2nd and will continue for several months
At The Rainbow Cafe 112 East Main in Auburn, Wa.
7 p.m. (6:45 sign-up)
Open Mic and Featured Readers!!!!
(The Station Bistro went out of
business in Oct. 2015)
Presented by Northwest
Renaissance Poets, Performers & Publishers, in collaboration with
Auburn Striped Water Poets, Admission is free.
- * AND * *
BRAND NEW VENUE FOR POETRY !!!!!!
Sat. Nov 14 7 p.m. Bothell
BRAND New Venue for Poetry begins in November 2015
Featured Poets, Open Mic 7 p.m. (6:45 signup)
First Reading on November 14th!!!!
Tsuga Fine Arts at 10101 Main Street in Bothell, WA
will be hosting regular poetry readings on the 2nd Sat. of the month
starting on Nov. 14th at 7PM. They will be getting their guest poets
thru Poets West. Please spread the word.
“A day in which I don’t write leaves a taste of ashes.”
― Simone de Beauvoir
Not Aloud is my just published book from MoonPath Press.
I’m doing several readings to support its release.
The NOT ALOUD facebook page is here!
If you Like and Share the page it helps to let more people know about
the book,and helps MoonPath Press. Thanks.
Village Books in Bellingham and Park Place Books in Kirkland have the
book in stock and available for purchase! You can request the book from
any book-seller and they’ll get you a copy. Consider requesting the book
from your local library to encourage them to order a few copies.
Thank You. Thank You.
You can also buy the book at Amazon here,
(If you have enjoyed the book please remember to
post a short review!)
I have an Amazon Author Page here (there’s a reading/signing/appearance
schedule there too.)
Every Not Aloud reading is unique with different poems being read
and sometimes wonderful surprises, guests and even improvised
collaborations combining spoken word and music. The readings will
hopefully not just sell some books (which of course is important) but
also inspire your inner poet to create something unique. I’m passionate
about poetry, not simply as a means to get attention for myself and sell
books but to bring people together, to connect with people, to inspire, to
heal, to build a sense of community and to show you by example how fun,
entertaining, and important poetry can be. Most of the readings are free.
If you are at all curious, I hope you’ll makethe effort and take the time to
experience a reading soon.
Wed. November 11 – 7 pm – Kirkland, WA
Our 9th year continues….
Take a Poem From Your Heart Readings
@ ParkPlace Books in Kirkland
2nd Wednesdays (except July & August)
A very very special reading where celebrating
the publication of two Poeming Pigeons Anthologies
with a flock of poets!!!! Mark your calendars….
Don’t miss THIS one.
Lynn Knapp, Lillo Way,
Judith Skillman, Irene Bloom,
and Linda Strever are all scheduled to read!!!
Don’t miss this special evening!
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
Park Place Books is located in the
Park Place Mall off 85th Street in
Kirkland at 348 Parkplace Ctr
Kirkland, WA 98033-6229
Nov 12 7:00 pm Gig Harbor
The Muse at Morso
featuring Christopher J. Jarmick
presented in conjunction
with Watermark Writers
Morso’s is at
9014 Peacock Hill Avenue at North Harborview Drive
at the head of the bay Gig Harbor, WA, 98332
Nov 14 4:00 pm Seattle
2nd Saturday PoetsWest at Greenlake Library
Christopher J. Jarmick
Hosted by Art Gomez
Saturday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library,
7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle
Dec 3 7 pm Burien
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
902 SW 152nd Street in
Open Mic – FREE
PoetsWest features Chris Jarmick.
Hosted by Lisa Noble.
Find out all you need to know about submitting
To the new anthology BANG! by checking out
The BANG PAGE here…
‘BANG!’ Is the new E-book anthology from World Enough Writers to be
published in May 2016; print edition to be determined..(TBD).
Poems and Artwork (b&w and cartoons) are needed for a new E-book
(and later print edition) anthology of poems about school shootings, public
shootings, guns, gun control, media coverage of tragic shootings, the NRA
and the second amendment.
We particularly encourage submissions from students, younger writers (and
artists) and teachers since they experience the very real threat of increasing
school attacks on a daily basis. The E-book and print edition will be published
by World Enough Writers (the anthology division of Concrete Wolf). The
project editor is Christopher J. Jarmick.
(Managing Editor:Lana Hechtman Ayers)
BANG- submission details on world enough writers website too here
Submissions are Open – Now through February 15th, 2016.
Note: Check out announcements there for other Anthologies you
can submit to.
Nov 12 7 p.m. La Conner
From Michael Daley
(introducing Of a Feather, a collection of his Skagit poems)
November 12, 7p.m.
At the Garden Club
622 South Second Street La Conner
Free and Open to the Public
Michael Daley: In 1976 I edited a poetry anthology printed at Bob Blair’s
Empty Bowl Press in Port Townsend. Later, though Bob moved on, Empty
Bowl published eight more issues of the anthology and several collections by
Northwest poets. Those anthologies protested the corporate view of the Pacific
Northwest as a ‘resource colony,’ while the collections depicted and praised our
threatened abundance and endangered beauty. My book, The Straits, was
among those titles, in 1983. It’s a delight I can’t measure to announce 33 years
later that Empty Bowl has just published my fourth collection of poems,
Of a Feather.
If you would like copies and can’t get to the reading, they’re expected
to be available by November 11. You can order from Empty Bowl at
Pleasure Boat Studio’s site:http://www.pleasureboatstudio.com/Books/Home.html
Or you can get a signed copy from me (and pay $15 with PayPal) at this address: https://mdaleybooksbioreadings.wordpress.com/of-a-feather-3/
Nov. 15 – 2 p.m. Ballard
Author Reading at the Ballard Public Library
Don Kentop – Frozen by Fire
Don’s newly published collection of poetry is getting
much deserved praise:
No prosaic history tome better captures the senselessness of these lives cut
Short than do the simple, elegant poems of Frozen by Fire. I wept as I read.
Michael Schein, author, historian, and director of LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop
In “Frozen by Fire” Donald Kentop recreates a world from ashes and
memories, breathes life and voice into those who were voiceless even
while they lived. The result is stunning.
–Richard Wakefield, author of East of Early Winters, and A Vertical Mile
Memory is the mother of the muses, and Donald Kentop’s Frozen by Fire
is an important act of remembrance.
–David Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate, author of Ludlow, A Verse-Novel
Nov. 18 6:30 pm Olympia
OPN Local Poetry Event Winner Featured
Terri Cohlene, winner of the Olympia Poetry Network’s 2015 Poetry Slam,
will be OPN’s featured reader on Wednesday, November 18. The event takes
place from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave SW, in downtown
Olympia. An Open Mic will precede her reading. Cohlene is the author of nine
books for children. She is a former art director and editor with her own
award-winning imprint and has edited two adult poetry anthologies. She has
taught at many venues around the Pacific Northwest and serves on the Board of
the Olympia Poetry Network.
The reading is free. For more information, call 360-701-2030.
November 18 – 6:30 p.m. – Downtown Seattle
Lyn Coffin at Seattle Central Library
Lyn Coffin reads from her latest poetry and short stories
is followed by staging of her short play, “Lutefisk,”
followed by Q and A.
It begins at 6:30 p.m.
Listen to a contemporary acoustic music featuring
Kurt MacGregor Jensen from 6:30 to 7 P.M.,
then enjoy a poetic-fictional-dramatic feast topped
by Barbara Lindsay and Bill Selig.
Lyn Coffin bio:
Award-winning poet, playwright, fiction writer,
Lyn Coffin comes to the Microsoft Auditorium
to launch an annual series of events focusing on
Seattle writers and artistic personalities. Lyn is
just back from a tour where she spoke in London
at a Film Festival, from Georgia (the country),
where she read at the Library of Parliament, and
La Paz, Mexico, where she performed poetry in
an international festival.
Seattle Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104-1109
*special two-night event!!!!!
Nov 19 AND 20 7 PM SEATTLE
Rose Alley Press is celebrating their 20th Anniversary
with two readings featuring some of the very best poets
ever published by Rose Alley Press.
Try not to miss these two remarkable evenings!!!!
Thursday, November 19th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The readers are:
Nancy Dahlberg, Victoria Ford, Donald Kentop,
Belle Randall, Michael Spence
Friday, November 20th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The readers are:
Dennis Caswell, David D. Horowitz, Bethany Reid, Douglas Schuder,
And Joannie Stangeland
Refreshments, prizes, and lots of wonderful poetry on both nights! FREE!
Rose Alley Press 20th Anniversary Celebration Poetry Readings
Room 202, The Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle
Contact: David D. Horowitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 20, 2014– 7 pm Redmond WA
Open Mic & Reading featuring Gloria Burgess
Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP)
Old Redmond Schoolhouse
16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA
Please join us! Come early to sign up for open mic.
About the featured reader:
Gloria Burgess fuses memory and ancestral presence into her poetry and
performances. She celebrates her deep connection to her African American,
Native American, and Celtic heritage. A poetry fellow with Cave Canem, a
collective of poets and writers of the African Diaspora, her poetry appears in
several anthologies, including The Ringing Ear and Gathering Ground, and in
movable and permanent installations, including on a bridge at Brown University.
Gloria’s poetry has also been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a
PBS film on social activism and the arts. She is currently working on a children’s
picture book about her father’s life-changing relationship with William Faulkner.
Nov 21 3 pm Seattle
From Pegg Sturdivant . . .
Georgia S. McDade let me know about this:
Life Enrichment Bookstore is having its AUTHOR MARATHON
Saturday November 21st from 3:00 p. m. to 7:00 p. m.
Here you can hear the largest number of African-American writers in
one day than you may hear in years. Subjects and genres run the gamut.
Mark your calendar today.
5023 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Worthwhile Website and Resource to
checkout is here:
It is FREE and has a ton of
useful articles and suggestions of
where to send poetry to be published!