Special thanks to WECU for underwriting the first print run.
POETRY WALK: Sue C. Boynton Contest, The Second Five Years
125 poems by 108 Whatcom County poets (some represented multiple times)
A celebratory reading of selected works from the collection will be held at Village Books on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 7:00pm. Copies will be available for purchase at the reading and through Village Books. Additional details and purchase information will be posted as soon as it is available.
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The 5th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest, in 2010, culminated with the publication of POETRY WALK: Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest — The First Five Years. Edited by Nancy Canyon and Anita K. Boyle, and designed and illustrated by Nancy Canyon, the 152-page collection includes the full text of all winning poems from 2006 through 2010.
“This is true community poetry, showcasing the thoughts, feelings and perceptions of local residents, diverse in their experiences but all sharing a talent for expression.” From the Introduction by contest committee chair, Luther Allen.
The book was printed in Bellingham, Washington, on the Espresso Book Machine at Village Books and is available in person, by phone and online from Village Books. (Note: search terms are POETRY WALK, Sue Boynton, Nancy Canyon, Anita Boyle or ISBN 978-0-692-01230-7 — or, easier yet, just click on the book cover, above!)
For library users, four copies of POETRY WALK are now circulating (3 in Bellingham, 1 in Deming). Search for the title POETRY WALK in the online catalog or search the author field for Nancy Canyon or Anita K. Boyle (editors). A circulating copy is available in the Western Washington University open collection and a non-circulating copy has been donated to Special Collections at WWU Wilson Library.
POETRY WALK was the number-one-selling poetry book for all of 2010 at Village Books!