Anchor Art Space

Anchor Art Space in Anacortes, WA

Please join us for Ish River Poets’ Circle: Sunday, December 15, 3:00-5:00 p.m., at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave., in Anacortes, WA.  I will be joining Jane Alynn and Caleb Barber in a poetry reading. Brad Killion and Jeff Winston will be putting music to some Robert Sund poems, and Jim Hart will share more of Robert Sund’s poems and discuss his time with Sund in San Francisco.I hope to see you there for a wonderful afternoon of art, poems, music, and conversation! Tea and cookies, too.

Update on Ish River Poets’ Circle, Sunday, December 15

Anchor Art Space

Anchor Art Space in Anacortes

More information about the Ish River Poets’ Circle: in addition to Jane Alynn and me, readers will include Bellingham poet Caleb Barber, author of the collection Beasts and Violins from Red Hen Press. As an added bonus, Brad Killion and Jeff Winston will be putting music to some Robert Sund poems during the intermission.

The reading will be Sunday, December 15, 3:00-5:00 p.m., at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave., in Anacortes, WA. Please join us if you can! I’d love to see you there.

Ish River Poets Circle on December 15, 3:00 p.m.

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!

Upcoming Poetry Readings

In the next couple of months, I get to do three readings with Western-Washington poets. Next spring, I’ll get to do two more, and possibly four. These add up to almost higher than I can count, so I’ve added an “Upcoming Events” page to my blog so that I can keep track of dates during those long intervals during which my little pocket calendar gets lost in the stacks of drafts and manuscripts drifting around on my desks.

Here’s a preview of the three readings coming up soon:

Sunday, December 15: Ish River Poet’s Circle with Jane Alynn (and another poet TBA), Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA

Saturday, January 11: Reading with Kathryn Hunt, author of Long Way Through Ruin, at Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA

Thursday, January 16: SoulFood Poetry Night with Bethany Reid, author of Sparrow, at Soul Food Coffee House, 15748 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA

Shortly, I’ll be posting more details about each of the poets I’ll  reading with. I’m excited to tell you about them!