Sunday, October 23, 2005

Scenes from Borders Reading October 22nd

Charles Potts (Kiot, The Portable Potts)
and Gail Pearlman

...we have no maps, but I ask you
to break out of prison, run like hell,
don't stop until you find the truth.
I promise I will ask this.

from "New Year's Promises",
by Gail Pearlman in Weathered Pages

Janelle Howell and Jim Bodeen

What I remember is this:
Your thick fingers folding
over my 5 year-old hand knuckled
like a butter clam
deep in your palm.

from "Moments", by Janelle Howell in WP

Stephen Thomas ("Perspectival" in WP)
and Doug Johnson

I knew then that no one was
braver....You had dealt with all of those
hollow trees longer than I had. You knew that the woman would
get it eventually.

from "Whale Skin", by Doug Johnson in WP.

Walter Schlect, Dustin Becker and the Coles.

Jane Schwab ("Hop Fields, 1944") Kim Nowacki,
and Keely Murphy (This Steady Place)

You worked in fields not your own
dreamed of a six foot reach,
unending twine
circling a globe you'd craft
to shade your family from the August sun.

from "Hop Fields, 1944" by Jane Schwab in WP.

Scenes from Allied Arts Reading

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Reading This Saturday

Poetry reading Saturday,
October 22nd
Starting at 7pm

Borders Books,
Union Gap.

Keely Murphy, author of

This Steady Place

Doug Johnson, author of
14 Lines and 3 Strikes
and Charles Potts, most recently author of Kiot
published by Blue Begonia Press and
The Portable Potts, published by West End Press

Jim Bodeen, publisher of Blue Begonia Press
Terry Martin
Rob Prout
Dan Peters
and an invitation to read
for all poets featured in Weathered Pages.

Thanks especially to Jeremy Gaulke, whose poem “In the Garden” is featured in Weathered Pages, for setting up this event.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Prout's Parking Lot Poem

From the cars in the lot at the first reading of Weathered Pages, October 9th, 2005.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Book Release, Potluck, Signing, Reading

Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole

132 poets

“Start the poetry now.” Thomas McGrath

Weathered Pages: Book Release / Potluck / Book Signing / Reading

Sunday, October 9, 2005 ( Allied Arts Center 5000 West Lincoln Avenue Yakima


Potluck on the Picnic Grounds at Allied Arts: Noon to 1:30—Meet each other, sign books, celebrate your work, your way of working, your being in the world. For the poets and their friends and families

Reading 2-5 pm Allied Arts Theatre on the grounds—for the public. Everyone.

The Plan: Yakima Valley Poets to host poets coming in from out of town

Please bring: Salad, Main Dish, Bread or Fruit for 4-6 people

Dessert, coffee, bottled water provided by Allied Arts, Blue Begonia Press and Starbucks

RSVP to Jim Bodeen: by Thursday October 6th.

If you need a place to stay, please let Jim know. We’ll find accommodations.
If you would like to host a poet in Yakima, please let Jim know.
And if you have any questions let’s hear them too.

In the hard service of the word. In that spirit.

Directions to Allied Arts Center:
If you are coming into town from Seattle or Ellensburg: after crossing the Selah bridge into Yakima take the 1st exit (Highway 12, Exit to Naches) and then the 40th Ave Exit, stay on 40th until you reach the light on Lincoln. Turn right on Lincoln Ave continuing until you reach Gilbert Park and Allied Arts Gallery.

If you are coming from the South: Take the Nob Hill Exit off I-82, cross over the freeway and stay on Nob Hill until you reach 40th Ave. Turn right on 40th continuing until you reach the light at Lincoln. Turn left on Lincoln Ave, continuing until you reach Gilbert Park and Allied Arts Gallery.