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We welcome with open arms new and first time poets and readers

Readings on the fourth Wednesday of each month

From 7-9 PM (PST)


Leopoldo Seguel

2015-16 Fall Readings

Our poetrybridge community is known for our attentive and appreciative listening and our welcoming of new readers especially first time readers. We welcome all poets and storytellers but especially open our arms and ears to those who either live, work or play in West Seattle.

January 27 Reading

I think the January reading is going to be a very special way to start off the New Year. Four readers will be reading from Raising Lilly Ledbetter which is explained below by Carolyne Wright, who has been a featured reader at poetrybridge. She is the lead editor of the Anthology.

“After President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the editors of this anthology called for women poets of all backgrounds and job descriptions to share their workplace experiences—not just pay and promotion inequity, or workplace harassment and intimidation, but women’s ever-widening range of occupations and representation in a globalized world. Raising Lilly Ledbetter is the third volume in the Human Rights Series of Lost Horse Press—a nonprofit, independent poetry publisher, involved with community outreach and social change through cultural and educational programs. With poems from 120 North American and international poets, a statement from Lilly Ledbetter herself, and blurbs from human-rights poets and activists Carolyn Forché and Cynthia Hogue, this book bears witness to women’s workspaces, and re-envisions the world of work for women.”

Here is the blog post about the anthology that the terrific new magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, requested and posted last month.  TLR will also be publishing a review of the book in the next few weeks.  http://tahomaliteraryreview.com/2015/11/24/seventy-eight-cents-per-dollar-how-far-weve-come-by-carolyne-wright/

SEE BIOS for information on the four featured readers, three of which contributed poems to the Anthology.

We will take a short social break before we start COMMUNITY MIC which is always a highlight of the spoken work evening.

See you then!

Poetry Pole

The poetrypole is shown here bristling with poems in its more recent heyday.

The pole is a publishing option that is open for all of your musings and creations 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can download the above promotional poster which is linked to a JPG file by right clicking it and downloading the linked file. Please distribute using social media or print and post in your favorite hangout.Welcome_files/March%202015%20letter%20OL.jpg