Entries by Bethany

Poems, poems, poems

Just a quick note to let you know that the new issue of Constellations: A Journal of Poetry and Fiction arrived in my mail today. A loooonnng time ago — in my writing group — I shared a poem called “The Rule of Three” about an encounter I had with a student/veteran (some of you may remember). It’s […]

Upcoming Boynton Workshops

A 3-part series of poetry workshops — on Zoom — begins on January 29, with Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest. The second and third workshops will be taught by two poets familiar to anyone attending Chuckanut Sandstone Readers’ Theatre: Tere Harrison and Seth Harris. Registration is required and all fees benefit the Sue C. […]

“a poem is getting at something mysterious”

I loved this quote from J. I. Kleinberg’s  The Poetry Department so much that I am compelled to share it with you: “…it’s the nature of the work that a poem is getting at something mysterious, which no amount of staring at straight-on has ever solved, something like death or love or treachery or beauty. And […]

New Year’s Poem

I was casting about for something to post here to mark the so-far quiet beginning of 2022, and at poetryfoundation.org I found this brilliant essay by northwest poet Linda Bierds about a poem by Margaret Avison. As a bonus, I learned about this book — Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked Poems — published a while back, in 2006. […]