February marks our 8th year of PoetryBridge
and we are CELEBRATING! with special prices on drinks and PIE!
If you like PIE, C&P Coffee will be the place to be on
Wednesday, February 14th at C&P Coffee.
Our 2018 Reading Schedule is now taking shape for most of the year and I think you will find it most enjoyable and stimulating.
Mike Hickey and Michael Butz complete our Winter Series as our featured readers in February. See Events for their bios and some of the poems they plan on reading.
The Spring Series will feature some familiar as well as new voices to PoetryBridge. I asked the featured readers who have read at PoetryBridge before to bring another reader they are enthusiastic about and want to introduce to our PoetryBridge community. I think the outcome will delight you.
I will post the Summer Series in May. The following are abbreviated bio sketches. More complete bios will be published each moth prior to each reading. I must add that although I asked for a photo (preferably a head shot) some of our poets were rather creative in meeting this request. I hope you enjoy the results.
Paul Nelson, founder of SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival, author of several books, extensive interviewer including Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure, currently engaged in a 20-year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course - Innovative Cascadia Poetry) and other projects.
John Olson, author of numerous books of poetry, novels, and essays. received the genius award for literature in 2004 from Seattle’s weekly The Stranger, one of eight finalists for Washington State’s Arts Innovator Award in 2012.
Matt Briggs, author of eight works of fiction, finalist for the 2006 Washington State Book Award, has also won the 2006 American Book Award.
Willie Smith, although deeply ashamed of being human, his work celebrates this horror, author of several books, his work has appeared in a variety of magazines.
Christopher J. Jarmick, Seattle Area writer, former Los Angeles TV producer, curated and hosted monthly poetry readings, owner of BookTree, Kirkland, Washington’s only new and gently-used independent bookstore, his writings and poetry published in several literary presses, newspapers, magazines and online.
Mary Eliza Crane regular feature at poetry venues throughout the Puget Sound region, read poetry from Woodstock to LA, author of two volumes of poetry, appeared in numerous poetry journals, most recently, WA 129 Poets of Washington, selected by former state poet laureate Tod Marshall.