this evening!

July 26, 2020

Join Ellen Bass and Toi Derricotte this evening, Sunday, July 26, 2020, at 5:00pm Pacific for a live on Zoom poetry reading. The two poets, longtime friends, will read from their latest books, Indigo and “I”: New and Selected Poems, respectively.

The reading is free but advance registration is required and book purchases (linked above) from Semicolon, a Black woman-owned bookstore and gallery space in Chicago, are encouraged.

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.

Western C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Activities, Resources, Education, Support) is a resource for community connection to maintain a sense of belonging and bring people together. A variety of interactive online programs are available.

Today, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at 4:00pm Pacific, Dayna Patterson will interview Jami Macarty, author of The Minuses (Colorado State University) and three chapbooks of poetry, former Executive Director of Tucson Poetry Festival, instructor of poetry and poetics at Simon Fraser University, and co-founder and editor of the online poetry journal The Maynard.

The program is free on Zoom, but advance registration is required. Just follow this link to register.

what’s on, virtually

June 2, 2020

The folks at Open Books, Seattle’s all-poetry bookstore (now open for curbside pickup), have just made it a little easier for you to find virtual poetry readings and events. If you have an event to add, you’ll find an email on that page.

Zooming Plath

May 26, 2020

If you’re interested in Sylvia Plath, you may want to attend a two-part Zoomposium presented by Plath author Peter K. Steinberg with co-author Gail Crowther and a series of speakers.

The first session will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 7:00am Pacific, and the second on Saturday, June 6, same time. Registration is required, but it appears that the sessions are free.

Have you written a pandemic poem you’re willing to share? Join host Michael Dylan Welch at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 14, 2020, for a free Zoom poetry reading. Take a turn reading your poem, or just listen if you’d prefer. Advance registration is required. Register on the King County Library System event page before 10:00am on May 14. You will be emailed a Zoom link on the day of the event.

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