poetry in person!

September 13, 2022

Another sign of hope for poetry in Cascadia: after two-and-a-half years, Soul Food Poetry Night returns to in-person programming this Thursday, September 15, 2022. Same place — SoulFood CoffeeHouse in Redmond, Washington — with a new start time — 6:00pm.

The evening’s featured poets will be Katerina Canyon and Kibibi Monié and, as always, there will be an open mic. Here’s a link to the Facebook event.

Join host Michael Dylan Welch and the SoulFood audience in welcoming these two dynamic poets for live, in-person poetry at last.

SoulFood streams

July 14, 2020

SoulFood Poetry Night (Redmond, Washington) has been on hiatus for altogether too long, but this Thursday, July 16, 2020, 7:00pm Pacific, SoulFood will celebrate their 14th anniversary with a live streaming reading by Dayna Patterson (If Mother Braids a Waterfall) and Jory Mickelson (Wilderness / / Kingdom). There will also be an open mic, so bring your poems.

You can find the poets’ bios and Zoom link on the SoulFood page and on Facebook.


March 9, 2018

World Enough Writers has just released Ice Cream Poems edited by Patricia Fargnoli, so you have time to scoop up a copy for your summer reading. In fact, you can get a taste of what’s inside by tucking in at SoulFood Poetry Night this Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Redmond, Washington. The readers include Anita K. Boyle, Nancy Canyon, John Davis, Patty Kinney, Thom Schramm, Harvey Schwartz, Heidi Seaborn, Mary Ellen Talley, Julene Tripp Weaver, and Michael Dylan Welch. Plus you can bring your own delicious poems to share during the open mic. And yes, they’ll be serving ice cream!

More SoulFood Poetry Night here.

Thursday in Redmond!

February 17, 2016

Sheila Sondik - Canal Path II

Michael Dylan Welch and SoulFood Poetry Night will present two wonderful poets tomorrow evening, Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 7:00pm at the SoulFood CoffeeHouse and Fair Trade Emporium in Redmond, Washington.

Sheila Sondik is a Bellingham poet and printmaker. Her visual and written artwork explore the mysteries lurking just behind the surface of everyday life. Her poems, in both Asian and Western forms, have appeared in many journals and anthologies, and Egress Studio Press published her chapbook, Fishing a Familiar Pond: Found Poems from The Yearling, in 2013. For her reading at SoulFood, she will be sure to include some of her recent technology-themed poems.

Caitlin Thomson has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies including The Moth, The Adroit Journal, Eleven Eleven, and Till the Tide. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net anthology. Territory Prayer, her third chapbook, was just published by Maverick Duck Press.

This should be an exciting evening of poetry, including an open mic, which follows the featured poets.
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artwork: Canal Path II by Sheila Sondik

It’s gonna be good.

November 16, 2015

Allen & Kleinberg

There’ll be astronomy and Felix Hernandez. You’ll hear about loss and hope and love and obsession (with magazines, in particular), and about errant bears and deviant tablecloths.

It’s Luther Allen and J.I. (Judy) Kleinberg at SoulFood Poetry Night: this Thursday, November 19, 2015, at the SoulFood Coffee House, 15748 Redmond Way, Redmond, Washington. Featured readers start at 7:00pm, followed by open mic.

SoulFood Poetry Night happens on the third Thursday of every month. It’s curated by Michael Dylan Welch and you can find out more on the SoulFood site.

But really? The best way to find out about SoulFood Poetry Night is to show up on November 19. Come on!

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