SpeakEasy 26: Reading Bertolino presents an evening of poetry written by James Bertolino. Jim’s poetry has been published internationally in hundreds of magazines, scores of anthologies, and dozens of books over the past 50+ years. He holds an MFA from Cornell University, has won numerous awards, and taught creative writing for more than 36 years. Jim’s first book was published in 1968, and his recent publications include Ravenous Bliss: New and Selected Love Poems (MoonPath Press, 2014) and Last Call: The Anthology of Beer, Wine & Spirits Poetry (World Enough Writers, 2018), which he edited. Bertolino’s poem “A Wedding Toast” was featured on Ted Kooser’s syndicated column, American Life in Poetry, on June 29, 2019.
The free, public event will be held at the Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 7:00pm. Please join us as we honor this prolific and influential poet.