SpeakEasy 22: Animal Beast Creature welcomes eight outstanding poets — Jennifer Bullis, Elizabeth Colen, Paul Hunter, Jeffrey Morgan, Bethany Reid, Kimberly Roe, Ely Shipley, and Sheila Sondik — who will populate the room with the power of animals: persona, myth, spirit, science, and a deep wildness. Please join us for another memorable SpeakEasy on Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7:00pm, at the Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room.
Read Luther Allen’s poem “Sinking” in Refugium, Poems for the Pacific (Caitlin Press, 2018).
SpeakEasy 21: Poets Talk Poetry will feature seven distinguished poets reflecting on their own work, their inspiration, and the importance of poetry in their lives. The poets are Bruce Beasley, Ramona Elke, Jory Mickelson, Kevin Murphy, Nancy Pagh, Dayna Patterson, and Rena Priest.
Please join us on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 7:00pm, in the Encore Room of the Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham, Washington. The event is free and the poets’ books will be for sale.
We’ve added a SpeakEasy 20 page introducing the poets and the three workshops. Have a look and please join us on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
smelling of slow and tender sex
serene corrugated shirr
against grey rose void
creates a thousand seams
in the nightblack stillness
fills the voids
with lunatic cries,
*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
In this time of post-truth and false news, SpeakEasy 19: Poems of darkness, Poems of light, will provide some honest and heartfelt words of clarity and wisdom.
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:00pm
Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room, Bellingham. Admission is free.
Piano improvisations by Andrea Rackl
Tanner Abernathy ▪ Luther Allen ▪ Jim Bertolino ▪ Barbara Bloom
Nancy Canyon ▪ Susan Chase-Foster ▪ Thom Davis ▪ Victoria Doerper
Jaiden Dokken ▪ R.L. Elke ▪ Mary Elizabeth Gillilan ▪ Steve Hood ▪ David Imburgia
Alexander Joseph ▪ J.I. Kleinberg ▪ Shannon P. Laws ▪ Rob Lewis
Andrew Shattuck McBride ▪ Carol McMillan ▪ Rainbow Wohali Medicine-Walker
Rachel Mehl ▪ Peter Edward Messinger ▪ Kate Miller ▪ Jim Milstead ▪ Kevin Murphy
Timothy Pilgrim ▪ C.J. Prince ▪ John James Reid ▪ Paul Sarvasy ▪ Jim Schmotzer
Luci Shaw ▪ Aaron Silverberg ▪ Sheila Sondik ▪ Candace Lee Street ▪ Stan Tag
Gary Wade ▪ Leslie Wharton ▪ Richard Widerkehr