March 17, 2017
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 18, 2017, would be a good time to go to Kirkland. Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall will lead a FREE workshop at BookTree from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and then be a featured reader in the 3rd Saturday Poetry Is Everything Reading and Open Mic, 6:15 to 8:00 p.m., along with co-feature poet Raul Sanchez. Tod’s workshop is “Three Notes on a Silver Flute: Making Metaphors.”
March 29, 2013
Don’t miss this evening’s reading at Lucia Douglas Gallery in Bellingham: The Poet As Art presents Raúl Sánchez and Marjorie Manwaring. Additionally, Marjorie Manwaring will offer a workshop tomorrow, Saturday, March 30, 2013, also in Bellingham: The Persona Poem – Becoming Who (or What) You Don’t Know.
March 10, 2013
The Poet As Art, a program of Whatcom Poetry Series, will present two events at the end of March: a reading and a workshop. The reading, Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:00pm, at the Lucia Douglas Gallery (Fairhaven/Bellingham) will feature Seattle poets Raúl Sánchez and Marjorie Manwaring.
On Saturday, March 30, Marjorie Manwaring will offer a workshop, The Persona Poem: Becoming Who (or What) You Don’t Know, from 10:30am to 3:00pm at Egress Studio. Call 360-398-7870 for more details and to register.
More on the poets:
Raúl Sánchez is a bio-technician, eschatologist, colletic, prosody enthusiast, hamartialogist, translator, DJ, and cook who conducts workshops on The Day of the Dead. The poems of Raúl Sánchez take on colonizers and Congress, and celebrate the local, familial, and ancestral. Writes poet Francisco X. Alarcón of Sánchez’s poems in his collection All Our Brown-Skinned Angels, “Here, the Earth is sacred; Heaven is all around us; common gardeners, cooks, farmworkers are brown angels capable of performing miracles. Sánchez is a very wise poet, a shaman of words….” Sánchez says he comes from a place south where the sun shines fiercely. He lives in a place surrounded by asphalt, cement, full of rushing cars, coffee houses, fancy houses, empty houses. Where seasons shine and hide in the winter months. Where birds stop on their way south to the land of the sun. Where blessed rain, oh! Blessed rain falls.
Marjorie Manwaring is a freelance writer and editor, teacher, and editor for the online poetry and art journal the DMQ Review, and editorial board member for Floating Bridge Press. Her poems feature Bat Boy, Eskimo Pies, magicians, and mayflies. Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken says of Manwaring’s poems in her collection Search for a Velvet-Lined Cape, “Something is always changing: a snowman falling in love on a warm day, white paper roses transforming into doves. It’s never a dull moment. But this clear, humane voice brings it all close and compels us to care.” Writes poet Amy Gerstler, “Teetering between pathos and brightness, these poems simultaneously deconstruct and enact enchantment.” In her poems, Manwaring gives voice to tabloid-news figures, the institutionalized Zelda Fitzgerald, a vendor hawking bouquets of clouds from his Pinto, the bemused mother of the magician, a circus batonist named Flo, and the enraptured “Magician’s Assistant.”