bounce tonight!

August 12, 2019

poetrynightBoynton Bouncers is here! Tonight! At the Alternative Library in Bellingham. The list of readers so far includes Amber Ashbjornsen, Nancy Canyon, Lynna Fuller, Shannon Laws, Carol McMillan, Rachel Mehl, Deborah Royal, Jim Schmotzer, and J.L. Wright.

You can still sign up by sending an email with your name, phone, and poem title(s) to boyntonpoetrycontest@hotmail.com or you can just show up and read or be part of the audience. Hosted by poetrynight, it’s free.

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AltLib new home for poetry

February 20, 2018

Bellingham’s Alternative Library has moved around a few times, but it seems to have found a solid home base in an historic church near downtown and the Western campus at 519 E Maple Street. In addition to a robust lending library, it is a community space, hosting near-daily events, including concerts, film screenings, workshops, and readings.

And speaking of readings, check out the Radical Poets’ Showcase: Featuring ATL Slam on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 8:00pm. (Suggested $7 donation.)

Featured poets:

Nobody Likes Us But We’re Here Anyways
Nate Mask and Ryan J are Atlanta-based spoken word artists. They are tolerated in their local scene because their poems are somewhat entertaining, but nobody actually likes either of them. Their work touches on topics ranging from the struggle of deconstructing masculinity, learning to exist in a world that looks down on blackness, relationships, mental health, to driving in Atlanta traffic. Despite their differences in approach and personality, their dynamic as a team somehow works, as Ryan actually enjoys talking to people, and Nate always comes through in the clutch, and opens tough jars for Ryan.

Robert Lashley
A 2016 Jack Straw Fellow, Artist Trust Fellow, and nominee for a Stranger Genius Award, Robert Lashley has had poems published in Feminete, Seattle Review Of Books, NAILED, GRAMMA, and The Cascadia Review. His first full-length book, The Homeboy Songs, was published by Small Doggies press in 2014. His new book, Up South, was published in March 2017.

Dee Dee Chapman
Dee Dee Chapman received her BA in Creative Writing at Western Washington University in 2016. She has been published in The Noisy Water Review, Sweet Tree Review, and Wallpaper Magazine. In September 2014 she self-published her first chapbook, Colluvium, whose title poem received a 2017 Walk Award from the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest. She’s the Editor of Nine Lives Later: a Dead Cat Anthology, released in November 2017.

URIRLYou are invited to an online poetry open mic on spreecast.

URIRL (u r u in real life) presents selected and featured readers plus open mic today, Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 1 o’clock Pacific time, 2 o’clock Mountain, 3 o’clock Central, 4 o’clock Eastern.

All you need is an internet connection and a free spreecast account (and a webcam if you want to read). In Bellingham, Washington, you can also tune in by joining Thom Davis for Open Laptop at the Alternative Library. See the event page on Facebook and see more on the URIRL Tumblr archive.

poetrynight on the move…

October 21, 2013

poetrynightLooking for some good words to juice up your Monday night? Tonight, October 21, 2013, you will find poetrynight at the (new) Alternative Library, 1417 Railroad Avenue, in Bellingham. Signups begin at 7:30pm, open mic readings begin at 8:00pm.

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