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The View from Lummi Island

January 3 this islandsmoothed and settledhumped and wild thrown just offthe exploded heartof the san juans   January 4 to the west: grey layers and violet linessmeared fractals and escher covenantsholding/creating          sweeping awaystalwart islands and thin-skinned watersspasmodic winds andskittish, fragile beliefs. … Continue reading

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Saturday reading & workshop

You’re invited to join the Lummi Island Heritage Trust for an afternoon poetry reading and workshop with Luther Allen. Both events will be held outdoors at the Otto Preserve, 3560 Sunrise Road, Lummi Island. Bring a chair or blanket, your … Continue reading

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PoetryBridge reading

Please join featured poets Luther Allen and Tamara Kaye Sellman this Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 7:00pm Pacific, on Zoom, on the final PoetryBridge reading of the season. Request the Zoom link from the poets, from PoetryBridge organizer Leopoldo Seguel at … Continue reading

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the new View

Other Mind Press is pleased to announce the 2020 re-issue of The View from Lummi Island by Luther Allen. First published in 2010, this updated version of The View offers “no new poems, but a few word changes, some commas … Continue reading

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interviewed!

In the run-up to SpeakEasy 28: Homecoming with Rena Priest, which is happening tomorrow evening, April 24, 2021, Margaret Bikman, the queen of all-things-arts-and-entertainment in our region, interviewed me and SpeakEasy co-producer Judy Kleinberg. The 20-minute interview will stream online … Continue reading

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SpeakEasy 28: Homecoming with Rena Priest

The SpeakEasy poetry series is honored to feature Rena Priest, the new Washington State Poet Laureate, at SpeakEasy 28: Homecoming. Presented on Zoom on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 7:00pm Pacific, the reading will also include Rena’s poet/mentors James Bertolino, … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar!

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, April 24, 2021, when SpeakEasy 28 will present the new (and as yet unnamed) Washington State Poet Laureate. We’re excited.

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SpeakEasy 27: the audience responds

SpeakEasy 27: A Spiritual Thread engaged five poets in what turned out to be a nine-month poetic conversation. The resulting series of linked poems was presented in five Zoom readings. To complete SpeakEasy 27, audience members were invited to submit … Continue reading

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SpeakEasy 27 update

Thank you to the poets, Dayna Patterson, Susan Alexander, Luther Allen, Jennifer Bullis, and Bruce Beasley, for a series of thought-provoking poems, and thank you to the poetry audience who showed up for the five Zoom readings. The video recordings … Continue reading

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SpeakEasy 27, Round 5

The fifth round of SpeakEasy 27: A Spiritual Thread will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 7:00pm Pacific, as poets Dayna Patterson, Susan Alexander, Luther Allen, Jennifer Bullis, and Bruce Beasley share their linked explorations. The poets’ bios … Continue reading

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