Dear West Seattle and Beyond, Read More
It is with the most profound gratitude that we can say we have raised the funds needed to purchase and preserve the coffee house.
Thousands of us stood together to say that community matters, and that a true community space like the coffee house is worth saving. That same spirit and kindness has always made C & P what it is.
The C&P GoFundMe campaign has now raised $62,205 with 522 people donating contributions! I think that show an amazing level of community support for what has become a beloved community treasure over these past 15 years. Read More
This coming Tuesday night, my guest Pamela Hobart Carter, a once-teacher who wrote (plays, poems, essays, fiction) on the side, and now-writer who teaches on the side, will join me in a friendly duel of flash fiction. Read More
February marks our 8th year of PoetryBridge and we are CELEBRATING! with special prices on drinks and PIE!
Our 2018 Reading Schedule is now taking shape for most of the year and I think you will find it most enjoyable and stimulating. Read More
As we approach this holiday season which some have named the Season of Light, whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, Kwanzaa or any other festivities, one thing they have in common during the darkest time of the year, is the celebration of light. Read More
PoetryBridge Association of West Seattle is a co-sponsor of a Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop Plus Open Mic on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 2-5 PM at Alaska House in West Seattle, 4545 42nd Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116.
This is a public event, open and free to all. All Alaska House residents, their families, friends and neighbors are invited Read More
Leopoldo share his view of what he thinks constitutes the 'best' poetry Read More
We were able to have a Poetry Booth at three West Seattle Farmer's Market this summer, two in June and one in July. It was a good experience. Met a good number Read More
At least that is what Jack Hirschman, San Francisco's North Beach beloved and celebrated poet said, although it apparently was all an act. I hope you enjoy the full article. Read More
The Summer Soiree Series got off to a great start in June with Lew Jones and Katherine Grace-Bond followed by James Bertolino and Dorothy Lemoult in July. Read More
Out last Poetry Booth this year at the West Seattle Farmer's Market will be on Sunday, July 23 from 10-2. We had such fun with the two in June. Read More
Once again I am grateful for Koon Woon's recommendation of possible readers as Lew Jones and Katherine Grace-Bond got us off to a great start in June. Lew and Katherine filled our favorite coffee house with new voices with rich and textured sounds and images to my delight and everyone's.
They were followed by our amazing, and that is no hyperbole, Community Micers including Pam Carter, Samantha, Malya, Heidi, Catherine Slaton, Koon Woon, Ether and Fatima. Videos of each of their readings will be posted on the website soon and you will see what I mean. Read More
Let the snow begin
First of all, credit and kudos to Leopoldo for the eighth year he is running this show – PoetryBridge is alive and well in West Seattle at the C & P Coffee, thanks to the kindness and support of Cameron and Pete. I attended with my friends Lew and Katerine the featured readers. At the C & P let the show begin. But for me, however,
Let the snow begin, you say, let it drift down, downy on farmhouses, let it blanket the inadvertant sounds, so let the snow begin. Read More
Our first PoetryBridge Poetry Booth at the West Seattle Farmer's Market on June fourth was lots of fun and a great success as evidenced by the 140 some folks who chose a pocket poem and the 40 some people who added a line to read the collective Farmer's Market Poem which is available here. Read More
The sounds of set up
Fill the Sunday scene on California avenue,
Delicious yogurt waits nearby
Love our community Read More
Milly barks her way through!
Bennie, beets, berries, barking, beauty ...
We’ve got a sizzling hot bevy of readers line up for what I am inspired to name as our first ever Summer Soirée Series. Now a soirée generally refers to an evening party or gathering, typically in a private house, for conversation or music.
I admit I am probably playing fast and loose with the term, but we are meeting in a former home to someone, and it is in the evening, and poetry and storytelling are forms of music to my ears, so soirée it is! Read More
I attended a poetry event at Town Hall in Seattle the other night moderated by Carolyne Wright, a co-editor of the anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace. Read More
Our motto is to be kind. Provide a space that’s based on this principle of kindness. You might think that's art and I think you could think of it like that, but for us, it's just to be kind, that's the biggest thing.
....Because my life is so much better because it’s not my space anymore. It hasn't been my space for a long time. I am much happier and more part of something than I could have ever imagined. Read More
In my mind, art is alive, not a commodity to be exchanged in the marketplace. Art is the experience of inspiration and creation and in its most lively and transformative manifestation, shared with others. Read More
Poet Jan Steckel calls this body of work, “a powerful, readable, nearly-impossible-to-put-down, boundary-crossing coming-out collection.“ These poems are from a survivor who witnessed first hand the devastation through the heart of the AIDS epidemic." Read More