Northwest Poetry March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016

“Between my finger and my thumb

The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.”

Seamus Heaney


It’s free to submit to the BANG ANTHOLOGY.

Deadline March 31, 2016

Details here at World Enough Writers


SOON… Beginning March 31, 2016

NaPoWriMo begins and I’ll be joining others in posting prompts and poems.



I have several more upcoming readings in support of my newest collection of poetry, Not Aloud (MoonPath Press  2015).   Books will be available for purchase, all readings are FREE!  Additional information via provided links.   Thanks in advance if you are able to make the time to attend any of these readings.



THIS SATURDAY !!!!  March 26  Rainy Day Festival   Ballard

Saturday March 26th

Rainy Day in Seattle Year 3

Begins 3:00 p.m.

At the Seattle Creative Arts Center in Ballard


NightWing Publications and Viking Poetry

would like to invite YOU to

A Rainy Day In Seattle Part 3

where you can indulge in a shower of words,

and mingle with the sublime.



The Walking & Talking True Story that is Bill Gainer

The Man Who Declared War on Unicorns, Brian Dawson

Local Legend Chris Jarmick

The Mesmerizing & Powerful Donna Snyder

Live From The Western Plains, Jason Hardung

The Fierce & Formidable Jessica Dawson

The Ever Delightful Lauri Langston

The Illustrious Leonard Orr

A Moss & Scotch Intermingle in the form of Neil McCrea

The Effervescent Shaindel Beers

Everyone’s Favorite Dalek, Steve Goldberg

The Wonderful & Perpetually Beautiful, Stephen Roxborough


and a possible sighting of instigators

Alicia Winski and Ryan Snellman.


Once again we will be at the

Seattle Creative Arts Center



The storm begins at 3:00 pm and lingers

until the moon rises.

Chris  Rainy Day Seattle 2016

Facebook Event Page Link:


April 21 – Edmonds Books 6:30 p.m.  Edmonds

Poetry in Edmonds

Thursday, April 21, 2016,

At 6:30 p.m.

Featured readers:

Lana Hechtman Ayers,

Christopher Jarmick,

Herb McClees,

Joannie Stangeland,


David D. Horowitz


Edmonds Bookshop,

111 Fifth Avenue South, Edmonds, WA



Telephone: Edmonds Bookshop, 425-775-2789


April 30,  Wayward Café   Seattle

Mark the date… Saturday April 30th!

More details will be announced soon

Special Reading featuring poets and writers

published by Seattle area small presses.

Theme: Speculative Fiction (and poetry).


MoonPath Press Featured readers include

Amy Schrader

Christopher J. Jarmick


More info to follow….

Wayward Cafe

6417 Roosevelt Way NE #104,

Seattle WA 98115

located in the Roosevelt Neighborhood north of the U-District,

on the southwest corner of 65th & Roosevelt Way NE

next to Ten Thousand Villages.

Wayward Café website


May 12th   Island Books 7 p.m.  Mercer Island

Thursday May 12

Island Books Poetry Night

7:00 p.m.

Featured Poets

Ramona Behnke,

Dennis Caswell,

Christopher Jarmick,

and David D. Horowitz


Island Books is located at

3014 78th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island, WA

Telephone: store, 206-232-6920

Island Books Website


“Listen, Stephen King used to write in the washroom

of his trailer after his kids went to sleep.

Harlan Ellison wrote in the stall of a bathroom

of his barracks during boot camp.

Elmore Leonard got up at 5 AM every morning

to write before work.

Every time my alarm goes off at 5 AM

and I don’t want to get up, or I would rather

sit down after work and play a videogame,

I think about those guys.

Take care of your family. They need you and love you.

Make time for them. Then stop screwing around

and finish your damn book.”


Bernard Schaffer





March 15  Redmond Library 6:30 p.m. Redmond

Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 pm.

Poets Wanted: Dead or Alive

features  presentation and discussion on

Wallace Stevens.


Free event

Redmond Library,

15990 NE 85th Street,

Redmond, WA

Contact welchm@aol.com.

Coming soon:  22 March 2016:

Poets Wanted, Dead or Alive:

Shel Silverstein.

29 March 2016:

Poets Wanted, Dead or Alive:

Allen Ginsberg.


March 16  Creekside  7 p.m.  Woodinville

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

at 7:00 pm

PoetsWest @ The Creekside


Featured: Michael Daley.

Open mic.


Hosted by Clark Crouch.

Emceed by Terry Busch.


The Creekside,

18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE,

Woodinville, WA

Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.



March 16  Traditions Café  6:30 p.m. Olympia

Olympia Poetry Network

Featured: Joseph Green.

Open mic precedes the reading.


Traditions Cafe, 5th & Water St., Olympia WA

Contact: Joanne Clarkson Mokosh28@comcast.net.


3/17/16   Soulfood CoffeeHouse  7 p.m.  Redmond

Thursday March 17

SoulFood Poetry Night


Features:  Marty Steyer

and  Will Wells

plus open mic


SoulFood CoffeeHouse and Fair Trade Emporium

15748 Redmond Way, Redmond, Washington 9805
Marty Steyer is a formalist poet who, in particular, loves the sonnet. However, he also writes a fair amount of free verse and therefore might be aptly characterized as a formalist with anarchic tendencies. Marty was the winner of the 2014 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award and has poems in recent issues of Measure and Teaching English at the Two-Year College. Marty is also the founder and owner of Steyer Associates, Inc., a staffing firm that supplies content professionals (writers, editors, program managers, etc.) to high-tech companies in the Seattle and the San Francisco Bay area. Marty earned degrees at UC Berkeley and Harvard University and has attended the Bread Loaf Sicily, Tin House, and Sewanee writers’ conferences.

Will Wells’ most recent poetry book, Unsettled Accounts, winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, was published by Ohio University/Swallow Press in 2010. His current manuscript, Odd Lots, Scraps, and Second-hand, Like New, is complete. A previous volume of poems, Conversing with the Light, won the Anhinga Prize for poetry. Will has won fellowships to various writing conferences, including Sewanee, Bread Loaf, West Chester, and Wesleyan. He has earned four NEH fellowships, one NEA creative writing fellowship, two Individual Artist Excellence awards (including for 2016) from the Ohio Arts Council, and was named 2010 Ohio Poet of the Year.



March 25,  RASP at VALA 7 pm   Redmond, WA

RASP  Friday March 25th

@ 7 pm. To 9 pm.

Open Mic & Reading


feature G. Elizabeth Kretchmer

Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP)

VALA Eastside

7330 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Redmond Town Center


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


About the featured reader:

Elizabeth Kretchmer holds an MFA in writing from

Pacific University. She is the author of The Damnable

Legacy, a novel about a midlife mountaineer wrestling

with a decision to place her daughter for adoption

thirty years ago, and the just-released short story

collection Women on the Brink, in which women aged

13 to 90 struggle against life’s unwelcome realities. Her

short fiction, essays, and freelance work have appeared

in The New York Times, High Desert Journal, Silk Road

Review, SLAB, and other publications. When she’s not

writing, she’s facilitating therapeutic and wellness writing

workshops in the greater Seattle community or spending

time with her husband and Lani (pronounced “Lonnie”)

the Labradoodle. Her website is www.gekretchmer.com.




March/April/May   Various Readings and Events

From David Horowitz – Rose Alley Press

POETRY:  April 4th    7:00 p.m.    Seattle

Monday, April 4th, 7:00 p.m

University Book Store

Featured Poets:

Victoria Ford, David D. Horowitz,

Donald Kentop, Douglas Schuder,

Michael Spence, & Joannie Stangeland.



University Book Store,

4326 University Way NE, Seattle

POETRY: April 7th   7 pm.  Burien

PoetsWest at Phoenix Tea,

Thursday, April 7th,

7:00 p.m.


Featured:  Dennis Caswell

 David D. Horowitz

 Donald Kentop,

& open mic.


902 SW 152nd St., Burien.

POETRY: April 9th  Greenlake Library 4 pm.  Seattle

PoetsWest at Seattle Public Library,

Saturday, April 9th, 4:00 p.m.


Featured Readers:  David D. Horowitz,

Rayn Roberts, Christine Swanberg,

& open mic.


Green Lake Branch Library,

7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.


POETRY: April 14   Seattle

Queen Anne Avenue Book Company,

Thursday, April 14th, 7:00 p.m.


Sharon Cumberland, David D. Horowitz,

Donald Kentop, & Bethany Reid.


Queen Anne Avenue Book Company,

1811 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle

POETRY: April 21  Edmonds

Edmonds Bookshop

Thursday, April 21st, 6:30 p.m.


Features: Lana H. Ayers, David D. Horowitz,

Christopher Jarmick, Herb McClees,

& Joannie Stangeland.


Edmonds Bookshop,

111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds

POETRY: April 29 RASP  Redmond

RASP (Redmond Assoc. of SPoken Word)

Friday April 29th, 7 p.m.


Feature Joannie Stangeland

& open mic


RASP at, VALA Eastside,

Rose Alley Press Website http://www.rosealleypress.com


April 7  Ravenna Third Place Books  7 pm.  – Seattle

Ravenna Third Place Books Reading

Thursday April 7th @ 7:00 p.m.

Features:  Erin Malone

Natasha Moni

Michael Schmeltzer


 Ravenna Third Place Books. 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.



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