swell swag

May 23, 2018

The Poetry Society of America is holding its annual Spring Benefit on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The evening will honor Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. Tickets and tables are still available.

If you won’t be able to make it to the benefit (or even if you will), PSA is offering an array of swell poetry swag in their silent auction, including appealing adventures, dazzling art, a poetry consultation with Billy Collins, a stay at the Ace Hotel in New York, books, classes, tickets, broadsides, posters, and subscriptions. Visit the auction page online.

full of poetry?

January 7, 2015

Tupelo PressIf you’re just bursting with poems this month, you might want to step up to the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project. It’s “an extraordinary challenge and fundraiser for Tupelo Press, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) literary press. Each month, volunteer poets will run the equivalent of a ‘poetry marathon,’ writing 30 poems in 30 days, while the rest of us ‘sponsor’ and encourage them every step of the way.” You’d start with a seven-day handicap, but you’d join the four volunteer poets in supporting a worthwhile cause and earn the gratitude of Tupelo Press and readers everywhere. Interested? Contact Kirsten Miles: kmiles@tupelopress.org. Tupelo Press is on Facebook, too.

Skagit River Poetry
Join the Skagit River Poetry Foundation and the Port of Skagit for an open-air event at the La Conner Marina this Sunday, August 24, 2014.

The gate opens at 3:30pm, with a beer garden ready to quench your August thirst. Local bands start at 4:00pm followed by the East Vancouver band, The Fugitives, the award-winning spoken word and acoustic folk sensation hot from their summer European tour. The $10 cover supports the Skagit River Poetry Foundation’s mission to build literacy in area classrooms using poetry as the bridge.

Poetry, delicious poetry!

February 26, 2014

Taste for Poetry 2014

Do you hunger for poetry? Do you wax poetic about food? Do you value community? Well then, surely, you will want to grab this opportunity to fulfill all three appetites: Taste for Poetry 2014.

Each year, the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest cooks up one major fundraising event, calling upon the exceptional culinary talents of the folks at Ciao Thyme and the exceptional literary talents of a featured poet. The results are delicious, memorable and not to be missed.

This year, Taste for Poetry will be held at Ciao Thyme in Bellingham on Tuesday, April 22. The featured poet will be Angela Belcaster, a Boynton winner in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013. Space is very limited, so invite your favorite dining partners and hurry over to Brown Paper Tickets to guarantee your seats at the table.

poetry, tonight!

March 3, 2012

This evening at Western Washington University, Mary Cornish, Marie Eaton and Stan Tag will perform One Thing to Say: Celebration of Words in Three Voices – Song, Poem and Prose in a benefit for the Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Conant Dodge Scholarship Fund. Information here.