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)


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Leopoldo Seguel

Our Fifth Year of 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.

June Reading

There will b
e a June Reading as usual on the fourth Wednesday, June 25th. Cheryl Latif is hosting the reading and has lined up one featured reader at this point, MICHAEL G. HICKEY.  SEE BIOS  We will keep you posted through the email list.

Also reading will be the AMAZING CAST of OPEN MIC READERS who regularly delight us and illuminate how we experience our world.


Poetry Pole Reading July and August

We will be having special readings in July and August featuring the Poetry Pole. There will be no featured readers. The dates are a little different for July and August as we will have them on the LAST WEDNESDAY of July and August. The dates are July 30th and August 27th.

We will gather chairs around the Poetry Pole in the garden area behind C&P, armed with our favorite beverage, on what hopefully will be a beautiful summer evening. We will start at 7 PM until we are done.

All poets are invited to bring a poem, read it, and then post a copy on the Poetry Pole for all to read in the coming months including the occasional humming bird and fruit fly.  If we have time, poets are invited to read a second or third poem. All we ask is that you post a copy on the Poetry Pole.

Poems will be caressed by the sun and rain and become weathered over time until next summer’s Poetry Pole’s Readings.