SpeakEasy is an occasional reading series produced in Bellingham, Washington, by Luther Allen, author of The View from Lummi Island.
The Poetry Marathon challenges participants to write (and post) 24 poems in 24 hours (or 12 in 12 hours). Originated and organized by Caitlin Thomson Jans and Jacob Jans, writers and web publishers living in Cascadia, The Poetry Marathon is entirely free. In 2016, more than 500 poets worldwide participated in the full or half marathon. SpeakEasy 18 will present a number of participating poets from the region reading selections from their marathon output. Poets include Jessica Ankeny, Ramona Elke, Janel Erchinger-Davis, Jacob Jans, J.I. Kleinberg, Nancy Pagh, Silvester Phua, Paul Sarvasy, Harvey Schwartz, Sheila Sondik, Caitlin Thomson, Jeanne Yeasting, and Tobe Zalinger. The event is free and copies of the 2016 Poetry Marathon Anthology will be available for purchase.
SpeakEasy 17: Noisy Water – Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 ~ 7:00pm ~ at the Mount Baker Theatre, Encore Room
104 N Commercial Street, Bellingham, Washington
The reading is free; copies of Noisy Water will be available for sale.
POETS/READERS: Susanne Paola Antonetta | Bruce Beasley | Angela Belcaster |
Nancy Canyon | Thom Davis | Susan J. Erickson | Paul Fisher | Carol Guess |
Steve Hood | Shannon P. Laws | Chuck Luckmann | Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor |
Carlos Martinez | Jack McCarthy (read by Carol McCarthy) | Simon McGuire |
Carol McMillan | Kate Miller | Jeffrey Morgan | John Morgan (read by Jeffrey Morgan) | Keith Moul | Joe Nolting | Christopher Patton | Timothy Pilgrim | Rena Priest |
Erica Reed | Boris D. Schleinkofer | Luci Shaw | Elizabeth Vignali
SpeakEasy 16: Fresh Minds, New Words
Poets/readers: Anya Rick | Charlotte Hasbrouck | Chuck Robinson | Cicely Bergsma
Daniel Garcia | Durban McCarty | Elisha Foster | Emily Welsh | Eric Carr
Finnigan Cooper | Grace Hooper | Grace Hughes | Jessica Gillis
Kaya Sherwood-Bally | Kevin Murphy | Klara Schwarz | Laurel Leigh | Lois Holub
Lucy Guerra | Marielle Selig | Pamela Porter | Rena Priest | Rowan McConnell
Sarah Wallace | Savanna Wolverton | Serenity McAlister | Skip Williams
Solstice Black | Thomas Boyle
See more on the SpeakEasy 16 page.
SpeakEasy 15: Poems & Prayers for the New Year
Poets: Angela Belcaster | Betty Scott | Caitlin Thomson | Carol McMillan
Carolyn McCarthy | Chuck Luckmann | CJ Prince | David Drummond | David M. Laws
Diane Cordrey | Harvey Schwartz | Jim Milstead | Jim Schmotzer | Joe Nolting
J.I. Kleinberg | Kari Galbraith | Kate Miller | Lane Morgan | Lois Holub
Luther Allen | Malcolm Kenyon | Margot Lewis | Mary Gillilan | Mo Dole
Nancy Canyon | Nancy Pagh | Paul Fisher | Peter Messinger | Phyllis Boernke
Steve Hood | Susan J. Erickson | Tim Pilgrim
SpeakEasy 13: Love Uncensored
In honor of Valentine’s Day, local couples read poems — their own and their favorites — on love and all its entanglements.
Click here to view or download a PDF of the SpeakEasy 13: Love Uncensored PowerPoint.
SpeakEasy 12 was recorded by R.A. Hull, A Backup Experience. See the program and listen to the recordings on the SpeakEasy 12 page.
SpeakEasy 4 ~ August 6, 2010 ~ Mindport Exhibits
Featured poets: Nancy Canyon, Rena Priest, Scott Stodola, Sue Johnson and Paul Sarvasy
SpeakEasy 2 ~ November 6, 2009 ~ Mindport Exhibits
Featured poets: James Bertolino, Anita K. Boyle, J.I. Kleinberg, Rick Merrill and Carla Shafer