Christopher J. Jarmick is a Seattle Area writer and a former Los Angeles TV producer who has curated and hosted monthly poetry readings and special events since 2001. In November of 2016, he became the owner of BookTree, Kirkland, Washington’s only new and gently-used independent bookstore http://www.booktreekirkland.com/ . Born and raised back East in New Jersey and New York, he lived in Los Angeles for about 19 years before making Seattle his home in 1994 because it was much better place to raise his 3 daughters. His writings and poetry have been published in several literary presses, newspapers, magazines and online. His newest collection of poetry, Not Aloud was published in 2015 by MoonPath Press; other books include IGNITION: Poem Starters, Septolets, Statements and Double Dog Dares (2010), The Glass Cocoon – a mystery thriller he cowrote with Serena F. Holder, & Poems for the Middle Class (out of print). When he has time he still updates his POETRYisEverything blog (google it as one word). His poetry, articles, reviews and interviews have appeared in a wide variety of online and print journals, magazines, newspapers and anthologies.
Born on the East Coast he migrated to Los Angles in 1975 to co-write and contribute to several screenplays and worked in several capacities including editor, producer, writer and director at PBS, Paramount and Fox contributing to award winning documentaries and television shows and creating segments for programs like Hard Copy and Entertainment Tonight. He relocated to Seattle in 1994 and co-produced a radio talk show and then became a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley (later Waddell and Reed) before freelancing as a consultant and technical writer. Then he decided to open a bookstore! He now lives in Kirkland, Washington.
Mary Eliza Crane is a Pacific Northwest poet who has lived in the Cascade foothills for the past three decades. A regular feature at poetry venues throughout the Puget Sound region, she has read poetry from Woodstock to LA. Mary has two volumes of poetryWhat I Can Hold In My Hands (2009) and At First Light (2011), both published by Gazoobi Tales Publishing. Her work has also appeared in poetry journals including Raven Chronicles, The Cartier Street Review, Tuesday Poems, Pudding Magazine, Quill and Parchment,The Far Field, Avocet, and several anthologies, including LitFUSE @ 10 Anthology, and most recently,WA 129 Poets of Washington, selected by former state poet laureate Tod Marshall.
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