Today’s Bellingham Herald includes an interview with my friend, poet Carla Shafer and the amazing poetry and dance presentation, “Phrasings in Word + Dance,” now in its seventh year. (April 5-7, tickets available on-line through Brown Paper Tickets.)
In the interview Carla also reveals how the Bellingham poetry series, Chuckanut Sandstone, acquired its name: “One night, the group of writers named the open mic ‘Chuckanut Sandstone,’ because at first, like poetry, it looks tough. It appears to be a rock, but when you dig into it, even a little, it breaks apart into small easy pieces. And sandstone, like poetry, has grit.”
Phrasings in Word + Dance is an amazing collaboration. If you are in Bellingham this weekend, I hope you can take a look.