Everett Poetry Night—December 7!

Cheese and crackers—the day is almost here! On Thursday, December 7, I will be the featured poet for Everett Poetry Night at Café Zippy in, well, Everett. The festivities begin at 6:30 with Tanner Deraitus playing some music, followed by open mic at 7—then it’s my turn around 8. (Yes, my car is unlikely to be [...]

Poetry Marathon this Saturday 8/13/16

I am officially participating in this year’s Poetry Marathon—along with over 500 other folks, apparently. Participants sign up to write one new poem every hour, which they then post to the site.  Because I value my sleep (and because there is an open-mic I want to go to that evening), I am opting for the half-marathon—which means I [...]

An Evening With: Poets Against Hate

The video of Poets Against Hate, which actually took place on a Saturday afternoon, is now available for viewing on the Seattle Channel: http://www.seattlechannel.org/AnEveningWith/episodes?videoid=x62049 Yes! You can now hear me ask the immortal question, ‘can you hear me okay’ on your very own device. (I read a poem, too.) (13 March 2016)

Poets Against Hate and the whirlwind weekend

Poets Against Hate took place last Saturday. In all, 52 poems were read by 50 poets over the course of the afternoon, with the occasional musical interlude. As you would expect from such a large group, the subject at hand was addressed from a variety of angles, from the personal to the political. One poem [...]

P.O.V. (a poem)

Sometimes… It’s hard to believe what we see when premeditation is in control calculated in its execution documented for posterity At first, it looks false (How could anybody not be noticing this?) but then we recognize the setting and know what comes next Still, it’s a shock it’s a surprise As the scene plays out [...]

Blood moon of October (a poem)

The October 1st prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, involves writing a poem about the moon that contains lots of ‘O words’. Apparently, there’s going to be an eclipse on the 8th, so… Oh, blood moon of October they say you will be an omen of great changes [...]