Readings During National Poetry Month

Hello! I get to join two amazing lineups of poets for April readings in the Seattle area. I plan to read some bird and horse poems, some Amanda Bubble poems, some mythological persona poems, and possibly a new prose poem about a goat named Derrick. Please come if you can!

April 6, I’ll be part of a Floating Bridge Press reading at the Fremont Library featuring Dennis Caswell and Michael Schmeltzer. Their manuscripts were among the finalists for last year’s Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award, and somehow my manuscript, Amanda Bubble Is Nearly on Fire, was also one of them. Dennis Caswell’s 2012 collection Phlogiston was published by Floating Bridge, and Michael Schmeltzer’s poetry manuscripts have had near brushes with winning a number of highly competitive awards. I’ve had the pleasure of reading with Michael twice this past year, and this month, I’ll get to read twice with Dennis!

…because on April 16, when I read at Edmonds Book Shop, the lineup again includes Dennis, along with Bethany Reid (one of my other favorite poets to read with and author of Sparrow, one of my favorite poetry books of 2012), Erika Michael, and David Horowitz, editor at Rose Alley Press and author of the brand-new collection Cathedral and Highrise. So much poetry to enjoy!

Here are the relevant particulars:

Monday, April 6: Floating Bridge Press reading at the Fremont Library, 731 N. 35th St., Seattle, 6:30 p.m. (here are directions and map)

Thursday, April 16: Poetry in Edmonds at Edmonds Book Shop, 111 5th Avenue South, Edmonds, WA, 6:30 p.m. (here are directions and map link)

Please help me to spread the word, and I hope to see you around during Poetry Month!

11 comments on “Readings During National Poetry Month

  1. susanissima says:

    Break a leg, poet! Derrick the goat? Love it in this Year of the Goat.

  2. Woohoo! It’s April! I soooooo love April!!! Not just showers, but a veritable deluge of poetry!

  3. yvonneleach2014 says:


    Some fun readings coming up! I have just gotten to know Dennis…wonderful person and poet. I hope to make one of these…:-)

    • I remember hearing Dennis read with Sharon Cumberland a few years ago when FBP co-featured their writing. So, so good! It would be wonderful to see you if you can make it, Yvonne!

  4. Carey Taylor says:

    Sounds like a wonderful time! I will try to make the reading on the 16th! It will be fun to hear both you and Bethany read. Have a wonderful poetry month!

  5. awritersalchemy says:

    Reblogged this on A Writer's Alchemy and commented:
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  6. Laurel Leigh says:

    That is so awesome, Jennifer! Good luck tonight! I know you and Amanda will be a hit.

  7. Reblogged this on C.J. Prince Author and commented:
    Bravo, Jennifer! !!

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