Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Scenes from Gayle Kaune Lecture/Reading

Gayle Kaune at YVCC's Writers and Ideas Reading
April 3rd.

with Travis Hantz

with Ashley Hood

Scenes from Cashmere Reading

Thanks to Derek Sheffield for setting up the reading and sending these images.
Next reading, Burning Word Festival, Whidbey Island

Sunday, April 16, 2006

From Friday's On Magazine YHR

from YHR's Kim Nowacki, in On Magazine First Anniversary Issue

Writers and Ideas poetry class returns this spring to Yakima Valley Community College.

But you don't have to be a YVCC student to attend....A portion of the class is open to the public and features free readings by poets who have been published in Yakima's Blue Begonia Press.

All readings are on Mondays at 730pm at YVCC in the Parker Room of the Deccio Higher Education Center, 1000 S. 12th Ave.

(This week's) reading will be by Charles Potts, a member of the 1968 Berkeley poetry explosion and author of numerous books, including an underground class "Valga Krusa."

A serious poet with a political bent and a smirking sense of humor, Potts can be found these days working out of an old Masonic temple-turned-Bohemian paradise--a place of literary and artistic worship--in downtown Walla Walla.

The remaining Writers and Ideas reading dates and poets are:

May 1: Judith Skillman, Seattle
May 15th, "Weathered Pages" editors, Yakima
May 3oth: Lynn Martin, Wauna, Wash.

Charles Potts at YVCC

April 17th: Charles Potts has had a dozen books of poetry published since 1996, the most recent: The Portable Potts from Albuquerque’s West End Press in 2005. Other new titles still in print include three from Blue Begonia Press in Yakima: Kiot: Selected Early Poems, 1963-1977, Lost River Mountain and Slash & Burn; Across the North Pacific from Slough Press; a reprint of Little Lord Shiva: The Berkeley Poems, 1968, from Glass Eye Books; and Nature Lovers from Pleasure Boat Studio. Other books in print include How the South Finally Won the Civil War: And Controls the Political Future of the United States.