Yes, Virginia, There Is a National Poetry Month

During National Poetry Month, I’ll be doing some reading around town to celebrate.

April 8
This Saturday, April 8, I’m reading with the World Peace Poets at 7 p.m. in Bellingham, at Village Books, at the debut of their second volume of collected poems. I have two poems in this collection, and I am a co-editor, but we expect about 20 other contributors to also show up and read. We’d love to see you there.

April 12
I will also be visiting Bellingham with the Writing Lab, Wednesday, April 12. We are opening up our lab time to anyone, St. James Presbyterian Church, 3:30 p.m. (Horizon Room). We will then descend on Colophon Cafe (adjacent to Village Books) for the Chuckanut Sandstone Reader’s Theatre at 7 p.m. Poet Jayne Marek, now of Port Townsend, is the featured reader. To sign up for the open mike, you’ll need to arrive by 6:30.

April 20
Closer to home, I’ll be reading at Edmonds Bookshop on the evening of April 20, along with four other poets including Joannie Stangeland. This event is sponsored by David Horowitz of Rose Alley Press, and you can learn more at

April 26
At noon on Wednesday, April 26, I will be reading my poems, and talking about the practice of poetry at the Everett Public Library (2702 Hoyt, Everett, WA). For more information, find this on the library events calendar, under Emily and Me.

I have tried to include plenty of links here, with addresses and all the information you need in order to find me. Please contact me if you think of anything I’ve overlooked.


2 replies
  1. Carolynne Harris
    Carolynne Harris says:

    You are a traveling poet. How wonderful, you’ll meet old friends and new friends, it all sounds daunting to me, but I’m not in the poet group – not familiar as are you. A wonderful way to celebrate poetry – I hope you get some good world peace poetry. After all you all are the ones who save us.


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