Summer Poetry News

Lately I’ve been hosting an open mic in Bremerton, organized by members of the Bremerton Writer’s Meetup. The next two are scheduled on July 21 and August 18 (with plans to continue on third Fridays), 6-8 p.m. at Hot Java Cafe. RSVP on Meetup or Facebook.

Bob and I have also been frequenting a couple of excellent poetry and prose open mics in Seattle. I think I’ve mentioned Works-in-Progress at Hugo House on first and third Mondays, 7-9 p.m. More recently we’ve been going to a reading at Ampersand, a cafe on the beach (or across the street from it) in West Seattle, on fourth Mondays, 7-9 p.m., a more intimate reading also attended by several other writers who are regulars at Works-in-Progress.

I’ve also been working on a fourth book of poetry, tentatively titled “Tollbooths on the Road to Adulthood” (though so far there are two votes against that title out of two). At the moment, I’m in the putting-it-aside-to-get-some-distance-while-I-fiddle-with-another-project phase, before I come back to it and decide how much work it needs.