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"To Make Color" Featured in Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry

My poem "To Make Color,"  which originally appears in The Laurel Review, goes out to newspapers today as this week's feature in the American Life in Poetry project. Started by former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, this project distributes poems to 3,500,000 readers in 71 countries. You can read more from column and subscribe for free here.

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New Work in Gulf Coast

 

Look for my poem "In the Bones" in issue 31.1 of Gulf Coast! Cover art by Julie Curtiss. 

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Three poems in Miracle Monocle

You can read three of my poems now in the beautiful online journal Miracle Monocle, published by the University of Louisville.

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Two poems in The Laurel Review

The gorgeous new issue of The Laurel Review is out, including my poems "Late Garden" and "To Make Color." Cover art and design is by Kennia Lopez and Marianne Harrison.

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New Work in Upcoming Journals

My poem "In the Bones" will be appearing in Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, issue 31.1, due out in the winter. Two poems, "Late Garden" and "To Make Color" are forthcoming from The Laurel Review. And keep an eye out for Iron Horse Literary Review's stellar, twentieth anniversary issue featuring selected poems from the past two decades! It will include my poem "Light Years," originally published in Iron Horse 17.6. You can read an interview with me about "Light Years" from that issue.

Other recent poems include "Portrait: Last Night in London" in The Southern Review's autumn 2017 issue, and "First Star" in the autumn issue of my hometown journal, The Bellingham Review. The issue features an interview with me about science, the current administration, and nostalgic desert cups.

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National Poetry Month poster features poem from Heavy Lead Birdsong

Huge thanks to Kelly Carbert for her beautiful representation of my poem "Bellingham Public Library" for Village Book's National Poetry Month window display.

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Jack Gilbert Interview put back on NPR

I recently contacted NPR about an archived interview with one of my favorite poets, the late Jack Gilbert. They put his interview back online so that it can be accessed by the public again!

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Workshop  I  Life Lines: Writing Poetry from Life Experience

Village Books (Bellingham, WA)  I  1-5pm

This workshop, open to all and especially tailored for senior citizens or those with significant life experience, will explore ways to express our experiences--present or past--in poetry. We will focus on demystifying craft elements such as form and metaphor. More importantly, we will unlock a natural voice in exploring complex, delightful, or even challenging memories. Poetry packets and materials will be provided. This event is presented by the Chuckanut Writer's Series, a collaboration of Village Books and Whatcom Community College. Enroll here or by calling 360-383-3200.

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Poetry Reading   Write Riot Poetry Slam 

The Colophon Cafe (Bellingham, WA)  I  7-10pm  I  All-Ages

I will be headlining for the Write Riot Poetry Slam, a special event celebrating National Poetry Month. Free and all-ages venue features craft drinks, local snacks, and an exciting, safe-space competition open to slam poets both new and experienced. Event organized by Village Books and hosted by poet Jessica Lohafer. Come celebrate poetry with us!