poetry everywhere by everyone.

for the no-capital-p poet in each of us

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 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.

May 25 Reading

A special treat this coming Wednesday evening, May 25th, as poetrybridge features Cheryl Latif and Georgie Kunkel. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, it will all be good.  SEE BIOS for more information.

As is our custom, after the featured readers, we will take a short break before we start COMMUNITY MIC, which for me, is often a highlight of a scintillating evening of the spoken word.

At the April reading, Our featured readers set the tone for the evening. Arleen Williams read an essay with images of her life journey that evoked images of my own journey and Carrie Gilstrap-Nettle read some of her poems, each of which seemed to me like bright jewels of light.  Then the Community micers took us to many places and states of mind and once again “blew my mind” with the diversity of style and voice and focus. From Zola to Cheryl to Pam to Amy to Michael to Stacy to Janet to Simeon, I continue to be amazed that the turnout and energy has been so great recently.  Thank you Community Micers!

Once again our affable barista, Avery, made sure we were all welcomed and got the fine coffee and spirits that are standard fare at C&P.

Here’s hoping our last reading for the 2015-16 season will bring out a turnout every bit as robust. See you then!

Poetry Pole

The poetrypole, shown here bristling with poems, is located in the garden backyard of C&P Coffee and is always open to post your poems 24 hours a day, seven days a week and available for all to read even at midnight by flashlight or a full moon. Post your poem and you will be rewarded!

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