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Group Poetry Reading - Richard Widerkehr, Gayle Kaune, Anita K. Boyle, & James Bertolino

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word, Signing/Readings

Join us in the Readings Gallery for a night of local poetry from some of the PNW’s best. These four Northwest poets write accessible poems with humor, insight, and depth. This promises to be a fun evening, maybe a memorable one. James Bertolino has been recognized nationally by a Book-of-the-Month Club Fellowship, the Discovery Award, and others. Some of his recent books are Finding Water, Holding Stone; Pocket Animals; and Ravenous Bliss: New and Selected Love Poems (MoonPath Press). Anita K. Boyle transforms the ordinary into the mythical and eternal,” says Belle Randall, speaking of What the Alder Told Me (MoonPath Press). In Bamboo Equals Loon, (Egress Studio Press), Boyle gives us frogs courting, water lilies lining the surface, and in winter all life submerged and considering change. Gayle Kaune, from Port Townsend, is the author of three books, Still Life in The Physical World (Blue Begonia Press), All the Birds Awake, and Noise from Stars (both from Tebot Bach). She writes poems blessed by the ordinary. Kaune has published in magazines such as Poet And Critic, Seattle Review, and Crab Creek Review. She won four Washington State Poet’s Association awards. Richard Widerkehr has two books of poems, In the Presence Of Absence (MoonPath Press) and The Way Home (Plain View Press), along with three chapbooks and a novel. He earned his M.A. from Columbia University, won two Hopwood first prizes for poetry at the University of Michigan and first prize for a short story at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference.