Sunday, July 30, 2006

Weathered Pages and Terry Martin

Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St., Poulsbo, WA 98370,
contact Jenifer Lawrence at

Coming up on September 17, 2006
Terry Martin and the Weathered Pages Poets.

Terry Martin is the author of The Secret Language of Women, just out from Blue Begonia Press. Says Lucinda Roy of Terry’s work: “…Terry Martin paints a portrait of a world in which the most crucial language is often wordless and mystical. In these powerful poems, the sublime is housed within the domestic: kitchens are cathedrals, and the geometry of rituals sustained by women teach us how to sing. Even as she acknowledges the transience and fragility of all things, Martin finds constancy in the patience of boulders, and locates hope in the brilliant firelight of the firefly. This is a collection about what we dare to love and what dares to love us back. It’s a celebration of the many paths we take as we edge toward the warm, the changing light.

In addition, this program will bring together several writers from the Weathered Pages Anthology.

A six-foot cedar post, the word POETRY carved on both the east and west sides, planted in a garden on a street corner in Yakima, pushpins stuck in the wood. For ten years, hundreds of people have pinned thousands of poems to the Poetry Pole at Blue Begonia Press. After time in the weather, the pages have been taken down and saved—until now. This book includes over 200 poems by poets from all corners of the country and from around the world, who have joined poets from Yakima in posting their work. Some contributors are being published here for the first time; others are internationally known. Poems collected here represent a decade of testimony pinned and flying from a cedar post planted in a garden. They may trigger what you're looking for in your own life.

There is room on the Poetry Pole for everybody.

October 15 brings to the Jewel Box--Kevin Miller and Joseph Green, outstanding Washington poets, and November 19 features the last program of the year with the fiery wit of Jeannine Hall Gailey, reading with Seattle poet Judith Skillman.

The Jewel Box Poets are taking December off to shop, wrap, rest and plan for 2007. The first reading of the new year will be held Sunday, January 21, 2007.

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