a busy evening

February 18, 2021

Sometimes, there’s just too much going on. Today, Thursday, February 18, 2021, is one of those days. Choices must be made, but you may be able to squeeze in two of these three temptations.

We already mentioned Poetry & The Wild, a reading and conversation with Jane Hirshfield, at 5:00pm Pacific.

Maddeningly, at the same time, poet Lorna Crozier will be the inaugural speaker for The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Well-Versed: A Lecture Series.

Finally, Margin Shift: Friends in Poetry presents Jeffrey Cheatham II, Jamaica Baldwin, Jeanne Morel, and Alicia Cohen, online at Airmeet (“doors” 6:30pm, poetry 7:00pm).

The events are free, but registration is required.

on poetry

May 24, 2020

“I write what I have to write, with no expectations except that I might be lucky enough to figure out what it is I need/want to say. I feel fortunate to have been published but I don’t think of that when I start something new. I just try to keep up a sense of discovery and wonder as I move through one poem after another. I have the most fun when I get an idea that takes me beyond the single solitary poem and into a series of them, perhaps a whole book of them. I think that’s because I love a stone with facets. ‘See how many ends this stick has,’ Montaigne wrote. How many ways are there to look at a blackbird, a vegetable garden, a cockroach, a pond in winter? That’s what fascinates me.”
Lorna Crozier
(b. May 24, 1948)

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photo by Kamil Bialous

The Wild in You

October 27, 2015

Lorna Crozier - The Wild in You

This should be a treat: Canadian poet Lorna Crozier will read from her latest book, The Wild in You: Voices from the Forest and the Sea, tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 7:00pm, in the Readings Gallery at Village Books, Bellingham, Washington. A collaboration between Crozier and photographer Ian McAllister, the book combines exquisite words and images of wilderness.
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photo of Lorna Crozier by Chris Hancock Donaldson

A K Boyle - "In dark cellars..."

In celebration of National Poetry Month, The Ferndale Arts Commission has selected winning entries to its second annual Free Verse Photo Project. The challenge was to interpret visually a few lines from a famous poem and then take a photo of this non-traditional expression. The project received more than 75 entries.

Student Division winners are: Hailey Schulz, Ona Underwood, Anita Kavalenko, Tiffany Moyes, McKenna Buss, Meredith Boxx and Emily Henson. Adult Division winners are: Anita K. Boyle, Michele Barmore, James Aaron Henson, Dale Ballantyne and Michael J. Davidson. Anita K. Boyle‘s first-place prize winner is shown above, the words taken from “Potatoes” by Lorna Crozier (The Blue Hour of the Day: Selected Poems, McClelland & Stewart, 2007).

All entries are on display for the month of April at the following Ferndale businesses: WECU, Ferndale Haggen, Barb’s Pies and Pastries, Carol’s Cake Designs, International Athletic, Upper Cut, Good Burger, Babe’s Place and the Ferndale Library.


February 23, 2012

Lorna Crozier - Patrick Lane announcement

Patrick Lane and Lorna Crozier, Canadian poets and writers, perform readings from their works and reflect on the relationships formed by language, memory and writing genres. Today, Thursday, 23 February, 4:00 p.m., WWU Communications Facility (CF) 110 (campus map), Bellingham. Download the flyer (PDF, Adobe Reader required).

coming up: February 23

January 15, 2012

Lorna Crozier - Patrick Lane announcement
As part of Canada Week, Western Washington University will host a presentation by the extraordinary poets Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane, who will read poetry “and reflect on relationships formed by language, memory, and writing genres.” Thursday, February 23, 2012, 4:00pm. Download the Crozier-Lane flyer (PDF, Adobe Reader required) and mark your calendar!

Note: see this and many other literary events around Washington state on the NW Lit Events page, updated almost daily!

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