summer poetry

June 22, 2021

POETRY spelled out in Scrabble tiles

If you’re looking for a little extra juice for your poetry practice, here are a few workshop opportunities coming up soon:

  • Two Sylvias Press is offering three 4-week Online Poetry Retreats, July 5 – August 1, August 9 – September 5, and October 4 – October 31, 2021.
  • Summer Fishtrap presents the weeklong, virtual 34th Gathering of Writers: Resilience, July 12-18, 2021.
  • The Folger Shakespeare Library and the Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden will offer Bloom: Plant-Inspired Poetry with poet Brenda Hillman and USBG horticulturist Adam Pyle on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
  • Kahini will offer a pair of online poetry workshops, The Discreteness of the Line and The Poetry of Work, taught by Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar, respectively, on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
  • If you’re looking for something a little more casual, Christopher J. Luna and Printed Matter Vancouver offer The Work Poetry Workshop, a virtual drop-in poetry writing workshop, on the second and fourth Monday of every month as well as the second Saturday of every month.

Happy summer and happy writing!

book launch

December 6, 2018

If poetry has a presence in Vancouver, Washington, (and it does), it is largely thanks to Christopher Luna (and his collaborator Toni Lumbrazo Luna). In addition to being a poet, publisher, visual artist, writing coach, teacher, editor, and Clark County Poet Laureate (2013-2017), Luna is the co-founder of Printed Matter Vancouver, monthly wrangler of the Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic, co-creator of the Poets in the Schools program for Clark County, and co-founder of Poetry Moves, a program that places poems by local students and adults on buses in the C-Tran system serving the county.

While he has been involved in the birthing of publications by numerous other poets, until now Christopher Luna has not had a full-length volume of his own poetry. That changes with the November publication of Message from the Vessel in a Dream (Flowstone Press).

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic will host a book launch for Christopher Luna at Angst Gallery in Vancouver. There will be two readings, at approximately 8:00pm and 9:30pm, each preceded by an open mic program. Go.

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