Weathered Pages Northwest poetry anthology released by Blue Begonia Press!

~Just attended an excellent poetry reading in Yakima this afternoon in honor of the 10th anniversary of the poetry pole at Blue Begonia Press. Words were woven together by a far-stretching family, some faces unfamiliar, but all souls holy, into a tapestry spanning several generations and many nations. The Poetry Pole's legacy is now set in stone as well as soil, to be enjoyed by the many instead of a scant few. Many thanks to Jim and Karen Bodeen, Dan Peters, Terry Martin and photographer & poet Rob Prout for all their hard work. Thanks also to my fantastic parents for taking care of the babies and thanks to Stephanie for being beautiful by my side. The book, Weathered Pages, looks wonderful! Good to see so many writers and poets and friends side-by-side: good 'ole Charlie Potts, Alice Derry, Barry Grimes, Jeremy Gaulke, Paul Hunter, Judith Roche, fellow Olympian Bill Yake and my new friends Keely Murphy and Lindsay Brown. Other authors who were unfortunately absent include: Jim Bertolino, Madeline DeFrees, Evergreen Professor Bill Ransom, Copper Canyon Press & Poets Against the War Founder Sam Hamill, Pongo Publishing's Richard Gold, klipshutz, Walla Walla poetess Linda Andrews, Walla Walla College Professor Dan Lamberton, my buddy Stephen Thomas, the wandering Dick Bakken, Andy Clausen, Yakima's Marty Lovins, Lynn Martin, author of The Light That Whispers Morning Kevin Miller, and many more! Contact Blue Begonia Press by mail at 225 So 15th Ave, Yakima, Wa 98902 and mail something to the poetry pole! until i get a picture of the cover of the book here's a cool old frans masereel block print to satisfy your eyeballs.


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