2016 – 2017 Schedule of Featured Poets

September 15:

 Featured Poet: Michael Alden

“Michael Alden is the current co-slammaster and a past Hoodie Champion of Rain City Slam. His work has appeared most recently in Drunken Boat and Magma. He has featured throughout the Pacific Northwest, and performed at multiple regional national competitions. He currently lives in Seattle with his spouse, a very cranky cat, and many boxes of chapbooks.”

Musical Guest: Paul S Jenkins

Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia, music for me started by the family getting together on various back porches and jamming.
I learned early that listening is typically far more important than talking. It is the people, relationships, and experiences that make life interesting.
From 1996-2000, I was a professional touring singer/songwriter in Germany. During that time I played predominantly original music and roughly 300 solo shows.
About 7 years ago I was diagnosed with panic disorder with agoraphobia and for several years was basically house-bound. That time was the beginning, not only of my return to songwriting but also my personal healing.
In the last few years, I’ve digitally released several home brewed singles, written a bunch on new songs, and have returned to the stage. Though only in the infancy of my “second wind”, I am excited for what future holds…

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September 22:

Featured Poet: Tara Hardy

Tara Hardy is the working class queer femme poet who founded Bent, a writing institute for LGBTIQ people in Seattle, WA. She is the author of “Bring Down the Chandeliers,” published by Write Bloody Press in 2011, and is the current writer-in-residence at Richard Hugo House. Tara is the 2011 recipient of the Washington Poets Association Burning Word Award and was elected Seattle Poet Populist in 2002. Tara has performed on seven final stages during various National Poetry Slam competitions and has been the Seattle Grand Slam Champion three times. Currently, Tara tours the U.S. as a poet, performer, keynote speaker and teaching artist. A daughter of the United Auto Workers and activist in anti-violence movements, Tara views art as a tool for social change. She holds an MFA from Vermont College.

http://www.tarahardy.net/

Musical Guest: Karyn Michaelson

Karyn Michaelson, a singer-songwriter from Shoreline, will be performing songs from her up coming CD, “Sands of Time”. “Her voice tells an honest and clear story of grit and sweetness, with an ever moving backdrop.”- Saralyn

 

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September 29:

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Featured Poet: Gary Wade

Gary Wade was raised in Seymour, Iowa and also educated at Iowa State University, The University of Tennessee, the US Air Force and in the wider world. He’s been a research ecologist and teacher. He is a grandfather of 9 and now lives in Bellingham, WA. His poetry has most recently been published in Clover, A Literary Rag, the anthology Noisy Water and in Clover, A Literary Rag. One of his poems was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He most frequently reads his work at Bellingham’s poetrynight Open Mic.
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Musical Guest: Comedy Sampler

Dewa Dorje, Clara Pluton, Tambre Massman

They are smart, funny and politically aware.

Shall I start a conversation with you all?

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October 6:

Featured Poet: Dobbie Reese Norris

DobbieReeseNorris is a Poet, Writer, and Raconteur.

his first venture into the world of written and spoken word was at the age of five at Mary Wayne Kindergarten, a private Negro pre-school in Memphis, Tennessee. He read his poem EDUCATION on the now legendary African American radio station WDIA where the “The Legend” B.B. King was the disk jockey.
Dobbie’s truism: Poetry is the most concise and connective form of visceral reasoning.
addendum: “The legend continues”

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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October 13:

Featured Poet: Sibyl James

Sibyl James is the author of eleven books–poetry, fiction and travel memoirs–including In Chinawith Harpo and Karl (Calyx Books), The Adventures of Stout Mama (Papier-Mache Press), China Beats (Egress Studio Press), The Last Woro Woro to Treichville: A West African Memoir (StringTown Press), and, most recently The Grand Piano Range (Black Heron Press). She has taught at colleges in the U.S., China, Mexico, and–as Fulbright professor–Tunisia and Cote d’Ivoire. As writer in residence, she has worked for the Washington State Arts Commission, the Seattle Arts Commission, and the Seattle School District. Her writing has received awards from Artist Trust and the Seattle, King County and Washington State arts commissions.

 

The “range” of the poems in Sibyl James’ new collection, The Grand Piano Range, is not only geographic, but also political and personal. Geographically, many of the poems are grounded in the Pacific Northwest of the United States: Alaska, Oregon, and most often Washington, where James has been a longtime resident. Like another Washington-based poet, Richard Hugo, James is interested in the back roads, small towns, and good bars where a waitress “shares Wild Turkey on the house” and a neighbor is the guy who takes your shift the night your baby’s born.

But this range extends beyond the Pacific Northwest with poems powered by political investigations.  They protest the loss of squatter’s rights in Appalachia. They speak of both the exuberance of Pele, goddess of volcanoes in Hawaii and the privations experienced by Chinese laborers there. They recount the disasters of the civil wars and U.S. complicity in them that ravaged Central America in the 1980s. Closer to home, there are poems that confront the American gap between rich and poor.

Of course, the personal is political, but in this collection they often clearly coincide. There are plenty of love poems here, but almost always embedded in larger contexts. The invitation of “Going Places” includes tramps on a train; “Blue Herons” pictures a wife watching her Spanish husband’s military remembrance of marches; “Intersection” is the Platonic love of a Jewish tailor who wants to make a coat to protect his American client from pain.

Overall, this collection makes both a lyric and narrative account of the late twentieth century from a specific American point of view.

 

Musical Guest:

Musical Guest: Karyn Michaelson

Karyn Michaelson, a singer-songwriter from Shoreline, will be performing songs from her up coming CD, “Sands of Time”. “Her voice tells an honest and clear story of grit and sweetness, with an ever moving backdrop.”- Saralyn

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October 20:

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Featured Poet: Jay Ward

Jay Ward is a poet and teaching artist from Charlotte, NC. There is an honest and raw energy released to the audience when his page meets the stage; a story aching to be heard, a salve searching for hearts. Jay is currently ranked 14th in the world for slam poetry and Charlotte’s 2016 Poet of the Year. He is also a Program Director for BreatheInk, where he facilitates writing and performance workshops and coaches youth poets attending Brave New Voices each year. He has released  two full length cd’s of poetry, published the book Life Power Soul in 2009, and is certified to lead writing groups and workshops by Amherst Writer’s and Artists. In addition he has appeared on Fox News, opened for Angie Stone and Georgia Me, featured in many venues throughout the southeast and taught at numerous schools and universities. The role of an artist is to take the world around them, translate it, and hand it back to the people. The role of an artist is not to be the fire but to be the spark. The only constraint to the artist is the size of his audience, you, the fuel. Jay Ward would love to be your catalyst.

  • 2016 Queen City Awards Poet of the Year
  • 2015 and 2016 Charlotte Representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam
  • 2013 Writer’s Digest Self Published Book of the Year Honorable Mention

http://www.jwardpoetry.com

Musical Guest: Eden Amy

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October 27:

Featured Performer: David Johnson  (CD Release Party)

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

Musical Guest: Paul S Jenkins

Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia, music for me started by the family getting together on various back porches and jamming.
I learned early that listening is typically far more important than talking. It is the people, relationships, and experiences that make life interesting.
From 1996-2000, I was a professional touring singer/songwriter in Germany. During that time I played predominantly original music and roughly 300 solo shows.
About 7 years ago I was diagnosed with panic disorder with agoraphobia and for several years was basically house-bound. That time was the beginning, not only of my return to songwriting but also my personal healing.
In the last few years, I’ve digitally released several home brewed singles, written a bunch on new songs, and have returned to the stage. Though only in the infancy of my “second wind”, I am excited for what future holds…

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November 3:

Featured Poet:  Garfield Hillson

Garfield is a Queer poet, warrior, organizer, and educator living in Seattle. He believes in the beauty of words and the power of story-sharing. He writes to empower others and to push imaginations to craft a better NOW.

Garfield is a two time member of the triumphant Seattle Poetry Slam Summer team which won the Battle of the Word at Seattle’s premier art festival, Bumbershoot (2014 & 2015 ).

He is the 2014 Seattle Poetry Slam’s Individual World Poetry Slam representative.

In 2015 as coach and performer, Garfield assisted in Seattle Poetry Slam winning the first annual Cascadia Regional Poetry Slam Invitational.

He is also the 2015 Jack McCarthy’s Evergreen Invitational Champion.

Garfield is the 2015 Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Slam winner and represented Seattle Poetry Slam with his teammates at the National Poetry Slam Competition held in Oakland, California. In Oakland, he and his team qualified for Group Piece Finals and ultimately ranked 10th out of 72 teams in the nation for Best Group Piece Performances.

But mostly he lives, daydreams, and wanders lost around Seattle trying desperately to taste the salt in the air.

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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November 10:

Featured Poet: Emma Love

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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November 17:

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Featured Poet: Brenda Ray

Brenda Ray, writer, singer, poet, and story teller, is a nationally touring artist. Her most recent work, “The Blue Room” is a soulful combination of acoustic songs and ambient spoken word pieces released in January 2016. Her memoir essay, “The Most Beautiful Thing” won Seattle’s Arksey Essay Contest and her spoken word poem, “The Tongue” won Seattle Pacific University’s Talent Show. Her poems and non-fiction have appeared in Acrobat, The Lingua Journal, and Four Chambers Press. Brenda’s work has also been heard by Sofar Sounds New York, The National Endowment of the Arts’ Poetry Out Loud, Boston’s Cantab Lounge, The Seattle Grand Slam, The National Undergraduate Literature Conference, Chicago’s Girl Radio, Radio Boise, and many many more places.

She’s been admitted to The New School University’s Master of Fine Arts Program in creative non-fiction as well as Columbia Univeristy’s creative non-fiction program. Brenda has performed in hundreds of schools, community centers, prisons, homeless shelters, colleges, and universities across the country. She currently resides in Seattle Washington where she is performing shows, teaching workshops, and writing her memoir.

www.BrendaRay.org

Musical Guest: Eden Amy

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November 24:

THANKSGIVING

NO SHOW –

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December 1:

Featured Poet: Shannon Laws

Shannon P. Laws, Bellingham WA, is a Mayor’s Arts Award (Bellingham) and a Community Champion Award (Writer’s International Network, Richmond, B.C.) recipient.  Her poetry appeared in Clover-A Literary Rag, Five Willows Literary ReviewFrom Bellingham With Love, VerseWrights,WritingRaw.com and Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington. She has performed at the Jack McCarthy Evergreen Invitational Slam, Western Washington University’s “Erotic Poetry Night”, the “West Coast Tagore Festival”, Writers International Network Canada, Village Books “Literature LIVE” and worked as a contributing poet for the Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater and Bellingham Repertory Dance Company “Phrasings” collaboration

Shannon is a co-founding member of World Peace Poets Bellingham, who promote harmony through words for local and international writers at various public readings, including the annual “Read-in! Write-On!” event.

In 2015 she coordinated a charity album “Blue Skies for Bellingham”featuring 17 local bands.  All album proceeds go to the Blue Skies for Children’s Our Little Wishes Instrument Loaner and Enrichment Programs.  These programs provide low-income, homeless and foster children ages six to fifteen living in Whatcom and Skagit County funding for music lessons and musical instrument rental to help increase hope and raise self-esteem.

In addition to her literary interests, since 2011 Shannon is an active volunteer radio producer for Bellingham community radio (KMRE and KZAX).  Her current project is Bellingham Art Beat, a half hour show interviewing artist who are active in their communities.  Details about her programs can be found here under the tab, “RADIO

Her publications include two poetry books, Madrona Grove and Odd Little Things.  Her next book “Fallen” is set to release this winter.

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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December 8:

Featured Poet: Ida Kemper

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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December 15:

Featured Poet: Steve Sibra

STEVE SIBRA grew up on a farm in Eastern Montana in the 1960s, near the very small town of Big Sandy.  As a youth his intentions were mostly good, his instincts mostly wrong and his motivations always suspect.  In 4th grade he made his own set of encyclopedias and by 7th grade he was producing his own comic books as well as semi-pornographic versions of the Dick and Jane children’s primary school readers.  After college he eventually ended up making a living by buying and selling vintage comic books, a career he has pursued for over thirty years with a reasonable amount of success.  As a writer he has contributed articles to national trade magazines such as Comic Book Marketplace and Overstreet Update; his publications in various literary journals includes work in Jellyfish Review, Shattered Wig, Tramp, Jersey Devil Press, Crab Fat Magazine and Funny in Five Hundredamong others.  He serves as an evaluator and advisor for Super Monster City, an organization which curates the museum exhibits of one of the largest privately owned Baby Boomer toy collections in the world.  Steve lives in Seattle.

Musical Guest: Valerie Leslie

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December 22:

Featured Poet: Tonja Michelle

My first inspiration came after reading Shakespeare and at 5 years old, I announced I wanted to learn to write beautiful works of art & produce silverscreen & theater productions. I’ve never lost that wide-eyed fascination for the written word. Among the Indians of the Pacific Northwest, the verb for “making poetry” is the same as the verb “to breathe” and my experience with my poetic visions has been like that for me. For me, it was a way to take a challenging situation & still find the everlasting beauty in it all. After raising 3 beautiful children, Tonja is just now sharing her life-long love and passion with the world.

Musical Guest: TBA

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December 29 ~ 2016:

Featured Poet: A Hootenanny Celebration of Poetry

Everyone gets center stage. Bring your best poem you’ve written and read this year. Bring a poem by a favorite poet… Lets have fun and close out 2016 with words.

Musical Guest: TBA

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2017

January 5 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Jillian Ingram

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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2017

January 12 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: A Chris Jarmick Project

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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January 19 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Carolyne Wright & Gary Copeland Lilley

CAROLYNE WRIGHT is the author of nine books of poetry, four volumes of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali; and a collection of essays. She lived in Chile on a Fulbright Grant during the presidency of Salvador Allende; and spent four years on fellowship in India and Bangladesh, translating Bengali women poets. After visiting positions at universities around the country, Wright returned to her native Seattle in 2005, and teaches for the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts’ MFA Program and for Seattle’s Richard Hugo House. She is a Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes.

 

Gary Copeland Lilley is a North Carolina poet who has driven every mile of Highway 40 across the country and currently lives, writes, and plays music in the northwest peninsula of Washington. He has received the DC Commission on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and the Joan Beebe Teaching Fellowship at Warren Wilson College. A Cave Canem graduate and fellow, his publications include three poetry collections: The Subsequent Blues, Alpha Zulu, and High Water Everywhere.

Musical Guest: Gary Copeland Lilley

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January 26 ~ 2017:

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Featured Poet: MC Sumdog

def: Sumit Khanna (noun):

  1. Writer
  2. Poet
  3. Wordsmith

Musical Guest: TBA

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February 2 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Imani Sims

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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February 9 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Ms. Mac

A powerful seattle based poet.

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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February 16 ~ 2017:

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Featured Poet: Peter Ludwin

Peter Ludwin is the recipient of a Literary Fellowship from Artist Trust and the W.D. Snodgrass Award for Endeavor and Excellence in Poetry.  His first book, A Guest in All Your Houses, was published in 2009 by Word Walker Press.  His second collection is Rumors of Fallible Gods, a two-time finalist for the Gival Press Poetry Award that was published in 2013 by Presa Press.

His new book, Gone to Gold Mountain, is being published in the summer of 2016 by MoonPath Press.

 

A participant for thirteen years in the San Miguel Poetry Week in Mexico,

where he studied under such noted poets as Mark Doty, Tony Hoagland, Joseph Stroud and Robert Wrigley, Ludwin was the Second Prize Winner of the 2007-2008 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards and a finalist during the same period for The Comstock Review’s Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award.  In 2010 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  In 2011 he received Special Merit Recognition from The Comstock Review, and that same year Soundings Review named him its Reader’s Choice winner in the spring/summer issue.  Most recently, he was named a finalist in poetry for the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards.  His work has appeared in many journals, including Atlanta Review, The Bitter Oleander, The Comstock Review, Crab Orchard Review, Nimrod, North American Review and Prairie Schooner, to name a few.  A world traveler accomplished on acoustic guitar and autoharp, he lives in Kent, Washington, where he works for the Parks Department.  

Musical Guest: TBA

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February 23 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: David Fewster

Musical Guest: Folksingers In Hell

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March 2 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Coco Decker

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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March 9 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Ian Martinez

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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March 16 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Julene Tripp Weaver

Musical Guest: TBA
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March 23 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Fitz Fitzpatrick

Fitz is a performance poet based out of Spokane Washington where they have made it their mission to fall in love with strangers through the written and spoken word. They were a member of the 2015 and 2016 Spokane National Poetry Slam teams and are representing Spokane in the 2016 Individual World Poetry Slam. Their work has appeared in numerous local publications such as Riverlit, Heavyedit, Love and Outrage and the local anthology “I am a town”. Other than hosting and performing in local slams they have featured as a poet in Spokane LGBT Pride, numerous social justice events, opened for traveling punk bands and also opened for queer poet legend Andrea Gibson. In their “spare time” they run a weekly poetry open mic called “Broken Mic”, roll around on sidewalks with local cats and practice changing the world through compassion and actually laughing out loud. Their chapbook “Chocolate Cake: and Other Metaphors for my Feelings” is currently available at Aunties Bookstore.

Musical Guest: TBA

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March 30 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Dalin E Costello II

Musical Guest: TBA

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April 6 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Tara Hardy

Tara Hardy is the working class queer femme poet who founded Bent, a writing institute for LGBTIQ people in Seattle, WA. She is the author of “Bring Down the Chandeliers,” published by Write Bloody Press in 2011, and is the current writer-in-residence at Richard Hugo House. Tara is the 2011 recipient of the Washington Poets Association Burning Word Award and was elected Seattle Poet Populist in 2002. Tara has performed on seven final stages during various National Poetry Slam competitions and has been the Seattle Grand Slam Champion three times. Currently, Tara tours the U.S. as a poet, performer, keynote speaker and teaching artist. A daughter of the United Auto Workers and activist in anti-violence movements, Tara views art as a tool for social change. She holds an MFA from Vermont College.

http://www.tarahardy.net/

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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April 13 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Jansen Niccals

Bio: Jansen Niccals is a 20-something out of Spokane, that place kinda by Seattle that nobody visits by choice. He lives with his half blind cat named Moot, and his goal in life is to prove dragons are real. Jansen has been performing poetry since the age of eleven, and got to represent Spokane, Washington at NPS this last August. He has self published two chapbooks and thinks art needs more art.

Examples can be found at this blog of page poetry http://www.tvspeak.tumblr.com

and this youtube video at a nats cipher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdF2agBPrG0

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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April 20 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Stedmond Pardy

Stedmond Pardy is a Left handed Poet, & Proud high school dropout, His first chapbook, “Drugs,” was self-published in 2013,& His 2nd chapbook “Frisson” was published in March 2015….He has had 3 one man Shows held at Reg Hartt’s, “The Cineforum,” appeared on Howl 89.5 FM 3 times, and has read his work at various venues around the city since he started writing 8 years ago. It was through Meeting the late Nik Beat, & Brandon Pitts that He started Performing his work in public. He was born and raised in toronto. & Currently lives in,on & around the Cold streets of Tartarus, The quotes, “an Artist is an Instrument through which the Universe reveals itself” and “word poetry is for everyman, but Soul poetry, alas, is not heavily Distributed”, are the words he TRIES to live by.”

Musical Guest: TBA

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April 27 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Cynthia French

Musical Guest: TBA

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May 4 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Roy R. Seitz

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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May 11 ~ 2017:

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Featured Poet: Laura LeHew 

Laura LeHew writes and edits from the hills of Eugene, Oregon. She is widely published; her four collections include: Becoming (Another New Calligraphy), Willingly Would I Burn, (MoonPath Press), It’s Always Night, It Always Rains, (Winterhawk Press) and Beauty (Tiger’s Eye Press). Lana Hechtman Ayers says “As dark as the reality of Becoming is, the journey is redeemed by unflinching examination, moments of unwavering generosity, and the faithful testimony of survival.”

She is on the steering committee for the Lane Literary Guild and is a volunteer for the Oregon Poetry Association having held positions as President, Vice-President, Webmaster, Contest Chair and Cascadia Editor, a student award anthology. She interned for, and is a former board member, of CALYX Press, an independent press focused on nurturing women’s creativity. Laura co-hosts the reading series Poetry for the People. In her other life Laura owns a computer forensics and network security consulting company. Laura received her MFA in writing from the California College of Arts. She edits her small press Uttered Chaos www.utteredchaos.org. Laura always thought she’d be an astronaut.

Laura’s small press Uttered Chaos focuses on poetry. Since its inception she has published numerous books/chapbooks by NW poets. Three projects forthcoming include a technical book, Command Line Kung Fu, authored by Paul Asadoorian, Tim Medin, Hal Pomeranz and Ed Skoudis and edited by Laura LeHew, a chapbook by A. Molotkov and a book by Renee Amatane e Roman Nose.

Laura lives in the realm of possibility, where anything can happen. She is constantly thinking of new ideas and themes to convey in her work. Her intent is to create works that are formally and aesthetically engaging while conceptually connecting with the everyday; to reify the ordinary into the extraordinary; to question realities—social, political and otherwise. Poetry is a way to explore and understand those ideas which frustrate and confront her.

http://www.lauralehew.com/

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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May 18 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: ON HOLD for LW or  TI

Musical Guest: TBA

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May 25 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Liza Wagner

Liza Wagner is a local Everett poet currently studying film in Boston, MA. She is also a true Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp. Most days, she wields the aux cord and a cup of coffee while actively ignoring her impending student debt. Her ultimate passion is experiencing and creating art through empathy. Once described as “a snowstorm during summer”, Liza juxtaposes the natural grievances of the universe with the beauty of the human spirit. She first found herself in writing at age 10. A decade later, she is releasing her debut chapbook at the very cafe that encouraged her to first perform.

Musical Guest: TBA

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June 1 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Paul Iannucilli

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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June 8 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: Maya Hersh

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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June 15 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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June 22 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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June 29 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: TBA

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July 6 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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July 13 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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July 20 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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July 28 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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August 3 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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August 10 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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August 17 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: On Hold

Musical Guest: TBA

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August 24 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: On Hold

Musical Guest: TBA

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August 31 ~ 2017:

Featured Poet: On Hold

Music Guest: TBA

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September 7, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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September 14, 2017

Featured Poet: Duane Kirby Jensen

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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September 21, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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September 28, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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October 5, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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October 12, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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October 19, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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October 26, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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November 2, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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November 9, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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November 16, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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November 23, 2017

Featured Poet: THANKSGIVING
Musical Guest: N/A

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November 30, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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December 7, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: Tanner Deraitus

An Irish folksinger, but i also love poetry, plays and prose, with its share of coffee.

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December 14, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: David Johnson

“Music has been a constant part of David’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience.”

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December 21, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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December 28, 2017

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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January 4, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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January 11, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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January 18, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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January 25, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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February 1, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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February 8, 2018

Featured Poet: David Arthur

Musical Guest: TBA

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February 15, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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February 23, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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March 1, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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March 8, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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March 15, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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March 22, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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March 29, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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April 5, 2018

Featured Poet: Tara Hardy

Musical Guest: TBA

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April 12, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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April 19, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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April 26, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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May 3, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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May 10, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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May 17, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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May 24, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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May 31, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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June 7, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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June 14, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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June 21, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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June 28, 2018

Featured Poet: TBA

Musical Guest: TBA

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