We are celebrating our 8th year of PoetryBridge with special prices on drinks and PIE1 Yes you heard it right. PIE! If you like pie, C&P will be the place to be.
Mike Hickey will be one of our featured readers. Mike has been a PoetryBridge favorite over the years and he is bringing as the second featured reader, one of his former students, Michael Butz.
MICHAEL G. HICKEY was born in southern Illinois and is the oldest of eleven children. He received a BA in creative writing from the University of Arizona, 1987, and an MFA from the University of Washington, 1992. He has written a poetry chapbook, IN DEFENSE OF EVE, and in 2012 published his first novel, COUNTERCLOCKWISE as well as a full-length book of poetry, A DRESS WALKED BY WITH A WOMAN INSIDE. He is a tenured writing professor at South Seattle College where he has been teaching since 1991, and he was elected as Seattle's eighth "Poet Populist" in 2009. He lives in West Seattle with his wife and two sons. His motto is to "work hard and have fun." His life goal is to take over the world 25 students at a time. Read some of his POEMS
Michael Butz was born on Vashon Island in 1991 and has one older brother. He recently finished his AA degree at South Seattle College and is currently pursuing and Arts, Media and Culture degree at UW Tacoma. While at South Seattle, Michael studied with Mike Hickey on the ways of poetry and a fresh mountain spring of writing, reading, and enjoying poetry was successfully cracked open. While painting has always been Michael's most passioned stream of art, it is now dawning on him that the mysterious, vibrant universe of poetry cannot be left unexplored. Read some of his POEMS.