Thanks to the Reading Hosts
***Wed, Feb 26, 4-6 pm, Nelson Bentley Extravaganza. Hugo House, 1634 11th, Seattle. With students of NB.
***Th-Fri-Sat, Feb 27-March 1, AWP Seattle, Reading at Book Fair with Egress Studio Press from What Rain Does.
***Sat. March 8, 10:30, Haiku as Spiritual Practice, Conference on the Dharma Arts. Workshop by Terran Campbell. Reading with Tanya McDonald and Michael Dylan Welch, Seattle University.
***Sat. March 8, 4 pm, PoetsWest, Greenlake Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, w/ open mic and also featuring Marci Ameluxen and Jean Ameluxen.
Cover by Bolinas Frank
Please order my newest poetry volume.
Finishing Line Press $14, ISBN 978-1-62229-352-0; Books available at Elliott Bay Books; Open Books; Tacoma’s King’s Books; Vashon Book Shop, Olympia’s Orca Books. And Amazon and Finishing Line Press websites.
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The poems tell of a year when high tide, northwind, and a body created a crisis. On Vashon Island in Puget Sound, we parents and two sons hiked up Bunker Trail to get out to school and to work. Our walk-in community of some twenty-six waterfront cabins shared the upkeep of a common trail and a gravity-fed water system. With a steep greenbelt behind and a richly inhabited beach in front, we were a family curious in this exquisitely abundant but precarious environment.
From December 21: Above, people push in and out of Thriftway slowly, relaxed. Below, the northwind saves itself for us only.
Down here we watch, mark each high tide off our chart twice a day, each cross a triumph as if we have won.
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What the Rain Does Available now at Elliott Bay Books, Seattle; Pt. Reyes Station Books, CA; Lucy Books, Astoria; Vashon Book Shop, Vashon Island; Edmonds Bookshop, Edmonds, or Open Books, a Poem Emporium (2414 N 45th). ******** From Leaving: Even the storm that opened doors on your birthday is gone. I remember. You don’t. Your birthday. This all goes: Your right to come down trail, collect daffodils and primrose, cross the porch to the beach. Then, now, I don’t look up. Your steps are a rhythm I know. Like a crow peck or wave pound. I trust you won’t slip. You know what rain does. Where the planks rot.
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See Ann Spiers honored to be in Fire On Her Tongue: an eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry (ebook) (Two Sylvias Press, 2012), anthology editors Kelli Russell Agodon & Annette Spaulding-Convy, is available on Amazon Kindle and will be available on Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Sony, www.twosylviaspress.com and many other electronic platforms. Just over $6! Make Two Sylvia rich (and famous).
Long Climb into Grace, Poets on Peace Series
Bunker Trail, Poems by Ann Spiers, Finishing Line Press
**Vashon Book Shop, 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, with Marci Ameluxen.
**Soul Food, 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, with Janee Baugher.
What Rain Does, Poems by Ann Spiers, Egress Studio Press
Books available at Elliott Bay Books, Open Books, Lucy’s Books (Astoria);
Vashon, Pt Reyes, and Edmonds Bookshops; Village Books (Bellingham).
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