You are invited to a night of poetry at Trail’s End Bookstore with visiting poets Tod Marshall, Judy Kleinberg and Paul Nelson. Local poet Christine Kendall and others will open the night. Trail’s End Bookstore opens its doors for a lively evening of poetry reading, mingling and book signing. Following time spent with students in the Methow Valley through Methow Arts’ programs, the poets will present an evening open to the community.
Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB in Seattle and the Cascadia Poetry Festival. He wrote a collection of essays, Organic Poetry & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger.) He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, George Bowering, Diane di Prima, Brenda Hillman, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger & many Cascadia poets, has presented his poetry and poetics in London, Brussels, Qinghai and Beijing, China, Lake Forest, Illinois and other places & writes an American Sentence every day. PaulENelson.com
Tod Marshall returns to the Methow Valley to work with students and read from his books. He is the author of three collections of poetry; his most recent collection, Bugle, won the 2015 Washington State Book Award. He has also edited three anthologies, most recently WA 129, a gathering of poets from our state. He lives in Spokane and teaches literature and writing at Gonzaga University. From 2016-18, he served as the fourth Washington State Poet Laureate.
J.I. (Judy) Kleinberg is an artist, poet, and freelance writer. Co-author of the book Fat Stupid Ugly: One Woman’s Courage to Survive (Health Communications, Inc., 2004) and co-editor of 56 Days of August (Five Oaks Press, 2017) and Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington (Other Mind Press, 2015), she holds a B.A. and M.A. in Design from U.C. Berkeley. A Pushcart nominee, she is also winner of the 2016 Ken Warfel Fellowship. Her poetry has been widely published and has appeared recently in One, Diagram, Otoliths, Raven Chronicles, Calamus Journal, and elsewhere. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, and blogs most days at chocolateisaverb.wordpress.com and thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com.
DATE: Fri, May 11, 5:30-7:30pm. LOCATION: Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop, WA. Be sure to register for the Thurs, May 10 Poetry Workshop in Twisp, Wa HERE: CONTACT: Methow Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-997-4004
with Judy Kleinberg and Paul Nelson
Register for a two-part poetry workshop with visiting poets Judy Kleinberg and Paul Nelson. The evening will start with Postcards, American Sentences and Epistles, led by Paul Nelson. In this generative workshop, participants will be given some examples of poetry forms, including poetry postcards, the 17 syllable poems Allen Ginsberg called American Sentences and the epistle as practiced by Ted Berrigan and other poets. They will also be led through the process of writing in these forms.
The evening continues with Judy Kleinberg. She introduces a fun and fast-paced, hands-on session. Judy will introduce three techniques for creating found poems. Some materials will be provided, but a writing notebook, marking & writing pens, sturdy paper, scissors, junk mail, magazines you’re willing to cut up, and glue sticks will be welcome. No previous poetry experience is required.
DATE: Thurs, May 10, 5:30-7pm. LOCATION: Weagant Studio, Twisp, WA (across from Glover St Market.) REGISTER/CONTACT: Methow Arts, email@example.com, 509-997-4004. FEE: By donation – sliding scale $5-$15.