Getting Ready for October Visit to the Pacific Northwest

Between October 15th and 22nd, I will be on tour in the Pacific Northwest. I have been invited to attend and present at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway:

on the Washington state coast, where I will be reading my haiku and related genres, leading a writing workshop, giving a talk on the relationship between haibun (a Japanese genre, combining prose and haiku) and narrative poetry, and helping to lead a renku (linked-poem) session.

In addition, I will be a guest reader the night of October 15th at Soulfood Books in Redmond, Washington (in the Seattle area):

and then travel down to Portland, Oregon, for a few days, where I will participate in a reading with Maggie Chula and Penelope Scambly Schott the night of October 20th at the Looking Glass Bookstore in Portland:

I’m really looking forward to this trip and am grateful to Michael Dylan Welch for inviting me to Seabec and arranging the Soulfood Books reading, and to Maggie Chula for hosting me in Portland and arranging our reading together at Looking  Glass bookstore. Exciting times!


About penhart

I am a poet and writer, published widely in journals and anthologies, and my literary autobiography appears as an extended essay in "Contemporary Authors." My poems have recently appeared in "Rattle" ,"Tiferet," and "U.S. 1 Worksheets". Work has also appeared in "The Valparaiso Poetry Review," and "Umbrella." Recent books include 'One Bowl" (2012); "Recycling Starlight" (2010); and "The Night Marsh" (2008).. Earlier collections include "Along River Road"; "Lizard Light: Poems From the Earth"; and "Buried in the Sky." My illustrated alphabestiary for children, "The Beastie Book," was published in the December, 2009, by Shenanigan Books. I have won three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as awards from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the first William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for my work in the anthology "American Nature Writing 2002." I was invited to be a "featured poet" and read at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival, and was awarded a residency / fellowship for January, 2011, at VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts." I live in the South Jersey shore area, and work as a visiting poet in the schools through programs sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and various other agencies. I'm still fairly new at blogging and hope to add more graphics, etc., as I learn more.
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