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SpeakEasy 29: Waymaking

SpeakEasy 29: Waymaking presents an audience-friendly afternoon of poetry featuring Bill Yake, Empty Bowl Press, and a curated program of fine poets. Please join us at this free, public event at the Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room on Sunday, September 18, … Continue reading

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SpeakEasy: looking back, going forward

As we finalize the details for SpeakEasy 29: Waymaking, coming up Sunday, September 18, 2022, we thought we’d share a little update on recent developments regarding SpeakEasy 27: A Spiritual Thread. As you may recall, the five participating poets, Susan … Continue reading

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SpeakEasy!

It’s been over 2 1/2 years since we’ve hosted a live, in-person SpeakEasy poetry reading. We feel like it’s time to rise from the electronic bonds of the Zoom world and see the actual (masked) faces and vaccinated bodies of … Continue reading

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PoetryBridge

It has taken a while, but the video from the June 30, 2021, PoetryBridge LIVE reading is now available for viewing on YouTube. Luther Allen and Tamara Kaye Sellman were the featured poets, with open mic participation by Clare Chu, … Continue reading

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May 19

around in the passagewe bait with last summer’s ling headsdrop the ringsdrift off. fifteen minutes       or half a beerquick hoist, lurch overand spiny crabsscuttling everywhere females and smaller malesplucked overboardbig males in the bucketthey will die, be eaten and we will … Continue reading

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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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