workshops!

September 12, 2018

Workshops

Once again, the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest will offer two days of poetry workshops this fall:

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00am to Noon, Jory Mickelson will teach Spectacular, Wild, Precarious! and 1:00 to 3:00pm, Maya Jewell Zeller and Laura Read will teach The American Character & The Personal Pronoun.

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:00am to Noon, Jane Wong will teach Revisiting the Ode, and 1:00 to 3:00pm, Bruce Beasley will teach Dreams and the Work of Poetry.

Space is limited and registration is required (all fees benefit the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest): $30 for one workshop or $50 for both workshops offered the same day, paid by check or cash at the workshop.

Register by sending an email to boyntonpoetrycontest@hotmail.com indicating the workshop(s) you wish to take and including your name and a phone number. See the complete workshop descriptions and instructor bios on the Workshops page.

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on poetry

September 11, 2018

“Teach this poem to forgive itself, so it will stop beating me up from the inside.”
Ryler Dustin
(b. September 11)

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on poetry

September 10, 2018


“Words were her plague and words were her redemption.”

H.D.
(September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961)

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photo

The Perfect Cover*

September 9, 2018


2018 Walk Award
By Felicia Clemmons

Cover your head,
so no one touches your hair.

Cover your body,
don’t tempt anyone.

Cover your skin,
so they don’t know you’re not white.
Wouldn’t want another tragic accident.

Cover your tears,
with a smile.

Cover your sadness,
with no eye contact.
Because then, they’d see it.

Cover yourself completely.
Become invisible.
Clothe yourself in darkness.
Become smaller, less intimidating.
There, now you’re perfect.

. . . . .
*Copyright 2018 by Felicia Clemmons. Broadside illustrated by Megan Carroll.

poetry for sale

September 8, 2018

While you were busy writing poems, the world of poetry-for-sale went crazy. See for yourself: visit Etsy and search for poetry book. Among today’s 11,065 Results are numerous current books, zines, and journals, as well as a variety of writing/editing services, antique and vintage books for sale, book jewelry and bookmarks, assorted book-ish gifts, and even “vintage colorful poetry books” suggested as décor for attractive home staging.

And that doesn’t even include the general category poetry, or poetry journal, or poetry posters, art, broadsides, etc.

Raven in Kirkland

September 7, 2018

Join emcee Paul Hunter and poets Barbara Bloom, Loren Lilyn Lee, Jack Remick, Sherry Rind, Mary Eliza Crane, and Christopher J. Jarmick, at a reading and reception for Raven Chronicles Journal, Vol. 26: LAST CALL. Hosted by BookTree in Kirkland, Washington, the reading will be held tomorrow, Saturday, September 8, 2018, 6:15-7:30pm, at BookTree. There will also be a limited open mic.

After 27 years, this is the last regular issue of Raven Chronicles. Please come honor one of Cascadia’s most influential publications.

October workshops!

September 6, 2018

Each year, the Sue Boynton Poetry Contest offers fall workshops taught by exceptional poets. This year is no exception. On Saturday, October 20, 2018, a pair of workshops and a trio of instructors will offer insight and inspiration and participants are sure to go home with drafts in hand.

From 10:00am to Noon, Jory Mickelson will present Spectacular, Wild, Precarious!

From 1:00 to 3:00pm, Maya Jewell Zeller and Laura Read will present The American Character & The Personal Pronoun.

Workshops are held at Mindport, in downtown Bellingham, Washington. Registration is required and all fees benefit the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest: $30 for one workshop or $50 for both workshops offered the same day, paid by check or cash at the workshop.

Registration is now open. Register by sending an email to boyntonpoetrycontest@hotmail.com indicating the workshop(s) you wish to take and including your name and a phone number.

See the complete workshop descriptions and instructor bios on the Workshops page.

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