Two Sundays from now, I’ll have the pleasure of joining the Ish River Poets Circle at Anchor Art Space in Anacortes, Washington to do a reading with Anacortes poet Jane Alynn.
“Ish River” refers to the title of beloved Skagit County poet Robert Sund’s collection Poems from Ish River Country–the “Ish” meaning “river” in the Coast Salish dialect spoken by local tribes. (Sund’s poems pointed to many rivers along the Puget Sound ending with this watery syllable: Samish, Snohomish, Skykomish, Stillaguamish.) The Ish River Poets Circle–a reading series initiated by Robert Sund while he was still alive–presents poets whose work, together, creates a poetic conversation.
I’m excited to participate in this reading format with Jane Alynn, author of The Necessity of Flight (Cherry Grove, 2011). See more about her collection here, as well as three of her exquisite bird poems here.
The reading will be at 3:00 in the afternoon at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial St., in Anacortes, WA. If you’re in the area, please come!