Friday, May 19, 2006
Parker Room, Higher Education Center, YVCC
Reading Begin at 730
“Arising from a sequence of great losses, Lynn
Martin’s poems walk straight into the deepest sorrow. There, face to face with the most terrifying state of not knowing, they expand outward to the farthest rim of
affirmation—where the blue bowl holds everything.”
—Noelle Oxenhandler, Essayist, The New Yorker
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Free and open to the public
From Yakima—May 15th: Editors, Weathered Pages Anthology Jim Bodeen, Terry Martin, and Rob Prout.
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. 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